coronary artery

noun

: either of two arteries that arise one from the left and one from the right side of the aorta immediately above the semilunar valves and supply the tissues of the heart itself

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Broillet said the boy had an undiagnosed heart condition, a congenital anomaly in a coronary artery, that was treatable with surgery. Alejandra Reyes-velardestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2022 He was diverted to the prisoner section at Bellevue Hospital, where a stent was inserted into a coronary artery to avert blockages. Ken Auletta, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 In people with stable coronary artery disease, opening up a blood vessel can reduce symptoms, but has not been shown, despite many studies, to reduce risk of heart attack or death. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 29 Aug. 2022 The toxicology report also noted Thomas had mild cerebral edema (mild brain swelling), mild coronary artery disease and fatty metamorphosis of the liver. Howard Cohen Miami Herald (tns), al, 26 July 2022 The autopsy report listed seven other findings, including mild brain swelling, mild coronary artery disease and fatty metamorphosis of the liver (which is a common finding in people who, like Thomas, had a history of alcoholism). Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 25 July 2022 Across all ages, 89% of the patients had an underlying health problem such as hypertension, diabetes or coronary artery disease. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, 8 Aug. 2022 Actor James Caan died of a heart attack and coronary artery disease, the Los Angeles County medical examiner confirmed Saturday, according to Deadline. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2022 The actor died earlier this month due to heart problems, according to a death certificate for the star that was obtained by TMZ. Caan died from a heart attack and coronary artery disease at age 82, the document states. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 23 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coronary artery was in 1741

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Cite this Entry

“Coronary artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronary%20artery. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

coronary artery

noun

: either of the two arteries that arise from the aorta and supply the tissues of the heart

Medical Definition

coronary artery

noun

: either of two arteries that arise one from the left and one from the right side of the aorta immediately above the semilunar valves and supply the tissues of the heart itself

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