Definition of Coronary

1. Noun. Obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus).

Exact synonyms: Coronary Thrombosis
Generic synonyms: Thrombosis, Coronary Heart Disease
Group relationships: Heart Attack

2. Adjective. Surrounding like a crown (especially of the blood vessels surrounding the heart). "Coronary arteries"
Partainyms: Corona
Derivative terms: Corona

Definition of Coronary

1. a. Of or pertaining to a crown; forming, or adapted to form, a crown or garland.

2. n. A small bone in the foot of a horse.

Definition of Coronary

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Pertaining to a crown. ¹

2. Adjective. (anatomy) Encircling something (like a crown), especially with regard to the arteries or veins of the heart. ¹

3. Noun. A coronary thrombosis or heart attack. ¹

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Definition of Coronary

1. an artery supplying blood to the heart [n -NARIES]

Medical Definition of Coronary

1. A term applied to vessels, nerves, ligaments, etc. The term usually denotes the arteries that supply the heart muscle and, by extension, a pathologic involvement of them. Origin: L. Corona, Gr. Koron = encircling in the manner of a crown This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coronary

coronal plane
coronal pulp
coronal section
coronal suture
coronary (current term)
coronary-artery disease
coronary-prone behaviour
coronary angiography
coronary angioplasty
coronary arteries
coronary arteriosclerosis
coronary arteritis
coronary artery
coronary artery aneurysm
coronary artery anomalies
coronary artery branches

Literary usage of Coronary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"In our quest to add coronary heart disease to this list, we must go beyond ... Similarly the presence of left ventricular hypertrophy, coronary disease, ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The posterior coronary plexus is chiefly formed by filaments prolonged from ... It surrounds the branches of the coronary artery at the back of the heart, ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The posterior or right coronary plexus is chiefly formed by filaments ... It surrounds the branches of the coronary .artery at the back of the heart, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"To the anterior portion of the ventricular septum the left coronary furnishes large and numerous branches, while to the posterior half go smaller twigs from ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"LESIONS DUE TO DISEASE OF THE coronary ARTERIES. A knowledge of the changes produced in the myocardium by disease of the coronary ..."

6. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1885)
"THIS abnormality consisted in the presence of a large branch of the right coronary artery, which passed backwards between the root of the aorta and the ..."

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