coronal[kôr′ə nəl, kär′-; for adj., also kə rōn′əl]
- a circlet for the head; diadem; crown; coronet
- a wreath; garland
Origin of coronalMiddle English and amp; Late Latin coronalis ; from Classical Latin corona, crown
- of a crown, coronet, or halo
- of the corona of the skull
- designating, of, or lying in the direction of the coronal suture
- A garland, wreath, or circlet for the head.
- Linguistics A coronal consonant.
- Of or relating to a corona, especially of the head.
- Of, relating to, or having the direction of the coronal suture or of the plane dividing the body into front and back portions.
- Linguistics Articulated by raising the blade of the tongue, as (t) in tip and (n) in night.
Origin of coronalMiddle English, from Latin corōnālis, of a crown, from corōna, crown; see Crown .
(comparative more coronal, superlative most coronal)
- relating to a crown or coronation
- (astronomy) relating to the corona of a star
- (botany) relating to the corona of a flower
- (phonetics) relating to a sound made with the tip or blade of the tongue
- See coronal consonant
- (anatomy) a "coronal plane" or a "coronal section" divides a body into dorsal (back) and ventral (front)
- See anatomical terms of location