- pertaining to the arteries that supply the heart tissues and originate in the root of the aorta.
- encircling like a crown, as certain blood vessels.
noun, plural cor·o·nar·ies.
Origin of coronary
Examples from the Web for coronary
Contemporary Examples of coronary
His face turned red from the effort and for a moment I thought he might be having a coronary.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
In 2005, DOC paid $37,244 for one coronary bypass surgery and $32,897 for one kidney transplant surgery.Yes, Chelsea Manning Should Get Hormone Replacement Therapy on Our Dime
May 15, 2014
Dr. Ornish became famous in the 1990s for showing reversal of coronary artery disease using a very low-fat, near-vegetarian diet.Everything You Know About Fat Is Wrong
May 7, 2014
He was found at autopsy to have severe hardening of his coronary arteries.Maybe You Shouldn't Run a Marathon
November 3, 2013
Of these deaths, coronary heart disease—the narrowing of the arteries that feed the heart—accounts for more than half the deaths.Heart Attack 101: What May Have Killed James Gandolfini
June 20, 2013
Historical Examples of coronary
Guarding this opening is the coronary valve or valve of Thebesius.
It terminates in the coronary cushion and the sensitive laminæ.
Attention should then be given to the flap of skin and coronary cushion.
In these cases the coronary arteries share in the generalized arteriosclerotic process.
In many cases sclerosis of the coronary arteries as a part of general arteriosclerosis has been found.
noun plural -naries
Word Origin for coronary
c.1600, "suitable for garlands," from Latin coronarius "of a crown," from corona "crown" (see crown (n.)). Anatomical use is 1670s for structure of blood vessels that surround the heart like a crown. Short for coronary thrombosis it dates from 1955. Coronary artery is recorded from 1741.