coronary (kor´o-nar-e)

1. Relating to or resembling a crown. 2. Encircling;denoting various anatomical structures, e.g., nerves, blood vessels, ligaments. 3. Specifically, denoting the c. blood vessels of the heart and, colloquially, c. thrombosis. [L. coronarius; fr. corona, a crown]
cafe c. sudden collapse while eating that results from food impaction closing the glottis; often erroneously thought to stem from coronary artery disease.


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