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[noun kawr-uh-nl, kor-; adjective kuh-rohn-l, kawr-uh-nl, kor-]
  1. a crown; coronet.
  2. a garland.
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  1. of or relating to a coronal.
  2. Anatomy.
    1. of or relating to a corona.
    2. (of a plane along the long axis of the body) lying in the direction of the coronal suture.
    3. Also frontal.lying in the direction of the frontal plane.
  3. Phonetics. (of a speech sound) articulated with the tip of the tongue, especially in a retroflex position.
  4. Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) articulated with the blade of the tongue raised; dental, alveolar, or palato-alveolar.
  5. of or relating to the tip of the tongue.
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Origin of coronal

1300–50; Middle English < Latin corōnālis, equivalent to Latin corōn(a) crown + -ālis -al1
Related formscor·o·naled; especially British, cor·o·nalled, adjectiveco·ro·nal·ly, adverbnon·co·ro·nal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coronalled


noun (ˈkɒrənəl)
  1. poetic a circlet for the head; crown
  2. a wreath or garland
  3. anatomy short for coronal suture
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adjective (kəˈrəʊnəl)
  1. of or relating to a corona or coronal
  2. phonetics a less common word for retroflex
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Word Origin for coronal

C16: from Late Latin corōnālis belonging to a crown
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Word Origin and History for coronalled



1540s, "pertaining to a crown" (or, later, to one of the extended senses of Latin corona), from French coronal (16c.), from Latin coronalis, from corona (see crown (n.)).

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coronalled in Medicine


(kôrə-nəl, kə-rōnəl)
  1. Of or relating to a corona, especially of the head.
  2. Of, relating to, or having the direction of the coronal suture or of the plane dividing the body into front and back portions.
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