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coronary

Syllabification: cor·o·nar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrəˌnerē
 
, ˈkärəˌnerē
 
/

Definition of coronary in English:

adjective

Anatomy
1Relating to or denoting the arteries that surround and supply the heart.
Example sentences
  • The cause of coronary heart disease is a narrowing of the arteries that supply the heart with blood.
  • The drug was most commonly prescribed to treat coronary artery disease and following coronary stent placement.
  • Tests show that he has severe coronary artery disease and needs coronary by-pass surgery.
1.1Relating to or denoting a structure that encircles a part of the body.

noun (plural coronaries)

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short for coronary thrombosis.
Example sentences
  • On a mass scale there never was a need for aspirin to prevent coronaries in people who had never had a heart attack.
  • Many had high blood pressure with the risk of coronaries and there were a lot of ulcers.
  • Nonetheless, the parents in the town were close to having coronaries and kept a close watch on their children, also enforcing an early curfew.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'resembling a crown'): from Latin coronarius, from corona 'wreath, crown'.

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