Meaning of “coronary” in the English Dictionary

"coronary" in British English

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coronarynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒr.ən.ər.i/ us /ˈkɔːr.ə.ner.i/ also coronary thrombosis mainlyUK

an extremely dangerous medical condition in which the flow of blood to the heart is blocked by a blood clot (= a mass of blood):

He's in hospital after having a coronary last week.


uk /ˈkɒr.ən.ər.i/ us /ˈkɔːr.ə.ner.i/ specialized

(Definition of “coronary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coronary" in American English

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coronaryadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈkɔr·əˌner·i, ˈkɑr-/ medical

relating to the blood vessels (= tubes carrying blood) around the heart, or to the heart and diseases of the heart:

the hospital coronary care unit

coronarynoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔr·əˌner·i, ˈkɑr-/

(Definition of “coronary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)