postcoronary

coronary

[kawr-uh-ner-ee, kor-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the human heart, with respect to health.
2.
Medicine/Medical.
a.
pertaining to the arteries that supply the heart tissues and originate in the root of the aorta.
b.
encircling like a crown, as certain blood vessels.
3.
of or like a crown.
noun, plural coronaries.
4.
Pathology. a heart attack, especially a coronary thrombosis.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin corōnārius, equivalent to corōn(a) crown + -ārius -ary; in reference to the heart, extended from coronary artery, coronary vein, etc.

postcoronary, adjective
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coronary (ˈkɒrənərɪ)
 
adj
1.  anatomy designating blood vessels, nerves, ligaments, etc, that encircle a part or structure
 
n , -naries
2.  short for coronary thrombosis
 
[C17: from Latin corōnārius belonging to a wreath or crown; see corona]

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coronary
c.1600 (adj.) "suitable for garlands," from L. coronarius "of a crown," from corona "crown" (see crown). 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.
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coronary cor·o·nar·y (kôr'ə-něr'ē)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or being the coronary arteries or coronary veins.

  2. Of or relating to the heart.

n.
A coronary thrombosis.
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coronary   (kôr'ə-něr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or involving the heart.
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coronary [(kor-uh-ner-ee, kawr-uh-ner-ee)]

A descriptive term for the heart or the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.

Note: The word coronary is often used by itself in an informal sense to refer to a heart attack or coronary thrombosis.
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