coronary thrombosis


: the blocking of a coronary artery of the heart by a thrombus

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The official recorded cause of death was coronary thrombosis. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 9 Mar. 2022 At age 56, King George VI had died of coronary thrombosis — making his elder daughter and heir the new monarch. Monique Jessen,, 3 Feb. 2022 Now aged 95, the Queen ascended to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952 when her father, George VI, died of coronary thrombosis. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 10 Jan. 2022 Her father, King George VI, died at the age of 56 from coronary thrombosis on February 6, 1952. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 10 June 2019 Elizabeth went from Princess Elizabeth to Queen Elizabeth on February 6, 1952, when George VI died of a coronary thrombosis after battling health problems stemming from, among other things, a lifetime of heavy smoking. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 3 Feb. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coronary thrombosis was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Coronary thrombosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

coronary thrombosis


: the blocking of an artery of the heart by a thrombus

Medical Definition

coronary thrombosis


: the blocking of a coronary artery of the heart by a thrombus

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