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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: coronarius 'like a crown', from corona ( CROWN1); because the blood-tubes coming out of the top of the heart look like a crown

coronary

1 adjective
     
cor‧o‧na‧ry1
MHB relating to the heart [= cardiac]:
coronary disease
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