coronary

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin corōnārius, from corōna (crown).

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coronary (comparative more coronary, superlative most coronary)

  1. (obsolete) Pertaining to a crown or garland.
    • Bishop Pearson
      The coronary thorns did not only express the scorn of the imposers by that figure into which they were contrived, but did also pierce his tender and sacred temples to a multiplicity of pains, by their numerous acuminations.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      The catalogue of coronary plants is not large in Theophrastus.
  2. (anatomy) Encircling something (like a crown), especially with regard to the arteries or veins of the heart.

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Noun[edit]

coronary (plural coronaries)

  1. A coronary thrombosis or heart attack.
    Manny had a coronary last week, followed by a triple bypass.
  2. A small bone in the foot of a horse.

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