There are 2 main definitions of coronal in English:

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coronal 1

Pronunciation: /ˈkôrənəl/
/kəˈrōn(ə)l/

adjective

1Relating to the crown or corona of something, in particular.
1.1 Astronomy Relating to the corona of the sun or another star.
Example sentences
  • It has long been known to the astronomical community that the fast solar wind comes from coronal holes.
  • These gaps, located at the Sun's poles, are called coronal holes.
  • Areas on the surface of the Sun called coronal holes, where the magnetic field is quite open and highly energetic charged particles stream out and hit the earth's magnetic field and interact with it.
1.2 Anatomy Relating to the crown of the head.
2 Anatomy Of or in the coronal plane: coronal imaging
More example sentences
  • In that study, the improved accuracy of MRI was interpreted as being related to the ability to image the superior sulcus on thin-section coronal and sagittal images.
  • Particularly in tumors of the superior sulcus or the lung base, images in the coronal or sagittal plane can be used to demonstrate the relationship of the tumor within the lung apex to adjacent structures.
  • A coronal CT image is the preferred initial procedure.
3 Phonetics (Of a consonant) formed by raising the tip or blade of the tongue toward the hard palate.

noun

Phonetics
A coronal consonant.

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense 'relating to the crown of the head'): from Latin coronalis, from corona 'crown'.

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Syllabification: cor·o·nal

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There are 2 main definitions of coronal in English:

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coronal 2

Pronunciation: /ˈkôrənəl/

noun

1A garland or wreath for the head: her eyes sparkled beneath a coronal of flowers
1.1 literary A small crown; a coronet.

Origin

Middle English: apparently from Anglo-Norman French, from corune 'crown, wreath' (see crown).

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Syllabification: cor·o·nal

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