[noun kawr-uh-nl, kor-; adjective kuh-rohn-l, kawr-uh-nl, kor-]
a crown; coronet.
of or relating to a coronal.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) articulated with the tip of the tongue, especially in a retroflex position.
Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) articulated with the blade of the tongue raised; dental, alveolar, or palato-alveolar.
of or relating to the tip of the tongue.
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- coronado, francisco,
- coronado, francisco vásquez de,
- coronal hole,
- coronal mass ejection,
- coronal plane,
- coronal suture,
Origin of coronal
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Word Origin for coronal
C16: from Late Latin corōnālis belonging to a crown
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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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Of or relating to a corona, especially of the head.
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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