- 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.
- coronal mass ejection,
- coronal plane,
- coronal suture,
- coronary arteries,
- coronary artery,
- coronary artery disease,
- coronary bypass,
- coronary bypass surgery
Origin of coronary
Examples from the Web for 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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Brandy Zadrozny|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Ornish became famous in the 1990s for showing reversal of coronary artery disease using a very low-fat, near-vegetarian diet.
He was found at autopsy to have severe hardening of his coronary arteries.
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|Kent Sepkowitz|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In such cases the anastomosis between branches of the coronary arteries is unusually free.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
Just below the coronary bands there was a line of separation between them and the wall.
The coronary edge of the heels becomes slightly bulged outwards.
Its tunic was in some places covered with coagulated lymph, especially over the coronary arteries.Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart|John Collins Warren
The coronary band is that portion of the skin which secretes the horn of which the wall of the hoof is made.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
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.