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coronary

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒr.ən.ər.i/ us    /ˈkɔːr.ə.ner-/ (also coronary thrombosis)
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.

coronary

adjective uk   /ˈkɒr.ən.ər.i/ us    /ˈkɔːr.ə.ner-/ specialized
relating to the arteries (= thick tubes) that supply blood to the muscles of the heart: Regular exercise reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.
(Definition of coronary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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