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coronary

adjective cor·o·nary \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌner-ē , ˈkär- , -ˌne-rē \
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

Definition of coronary

1 : of, relating to, resembling, or being a crown or coronal
2 : of, relating to, or being the coronary arteries or veins of the heart; broadly : of or relating to the heart

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First Known Use of coronary

1610

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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coronary

noun

Definition of coronary

plural coronaries

Examples of coronary in a Sentence

  1. I almost had a coronary when I heard the news.

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First Known Use of coronary

1893

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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CORONARY Defined for English Language Learners

coronary

Definition of coronary for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the heart and especially to the vessels that supply blood to the heart


CORONARY Defined for Kids

coronary

adjective cor·o·nary \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌner-ē \

Definition of coronary for Students

: of or relating to the heart or its blood vessels
  • a coronary artery

Medical Dictionary

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coronary

adjective cor·o·nary \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌner-ē, ˈkär- \

medical Definition of coronary

1 : resembling a crown or circlet : encircling another part
2 a : of, relating to, affecting, or being the coronary arteries or veins of the heart
  • coronary sclerosis
; broadly : of or relating to the heart
b : of, relating to, or affected with coronary artery disease
  • a coronary care unit
  • a diet for the young coronary male

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coronary

noun

medical Definition of coronary

plural coronaries


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