- coronary:  Coronary comes from Latin coronārius, an adjectival derivative of corōna ‘garland, crown’. It was applied in the later 17th century to any anatomical structure, such as an artery, nerve, or ligament, that encircles another like a crown. A leading example of such a conformation is the heart, with its encircling blood vessels, and gradually coronary came to be used for ‘of the heart’.
Its application as a noun to ‘heart attack’ appears to be post-World War II. Other English descendants of Latin corōna (which came from Greek korónē ‘something curved’) include coronation , the diminutive coronet , coroner , originally an ‘officer of the crown’, crown, and of course corona  itself.
=> corollary, coronation, coroner, crown
- coronary (adj.)
- 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.
- 1. Stress is widely perceived as contributing to coronary heart disease.
- 2. A muscular spasm in the coronary artery can cause a heart attack.
- 3. The greatest occurrence of coronary heart disease is in those over 65.
- 4. A hundred years ago coronary heart disease was virtually unknown in Europe and America.
- 5. Even grafting new blood vessels in place of the diseased coronary arteries has been tried.
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