Main definitions of coronal in English

: coronal1coronal2

coronal1

adjective

  • 1Relating to the crown or corona of something, in particular.

    1. 1.1Astronomy
      Relating to the corona of the sun or another star.
      • ‘Stepping out by a distance equivalent to the solar radius, the coronal brightness drops by about a factor of a thousand, to be about a billionth that of the solar disk.’
      • ‘The images will be used by NOAA and the U.S. Air Force to monitor and forecast solar flares, coronal mass ejections, coronal holes and active regions.’
      • ‘These gaps, located at the Sun's poles, are called coronal holes.’
      • ‘Areas on the surface of the Sun called coronal holes, where the magnetic field is quite open and highly energetic charged particles stream out and hit the earth's magnetic field and interact with it.’
      • ‘It has long been known to the astronomical community that the fast solar wind comes from coronal holes.’
    2. 1.2Anatomy
      Relating to the crown of the head.
  • 2Anatomy
    Of or in the coronal plane.

    ‘coronal imaging’
    • ‘A coronal CT image is the preferred initial procedure.’
    • ‘Sagittal and coronal cross-sectional images afford the best views and will be used throughout the MRI portion of pelvic anatomy.’
    • ‘Axial views and images were reoriented into coronal and sagittal views.’
    • ‘In that study, the improved accuracy of MRI was interpreted as being related to the ability to image the superior sulcus on thin-section coronal and sagittal images.’
    • ‘Particularly in tumors of the superior sulcus or the lung base, images in the coronal or sagittal plane can be used to demonstrate the relationship of the tumor within the lung apex to adjacent structures.’
  • 3Phonetics
    (of a consonant) formed by raising the tip or blade of the tongue toward the hard palate.

noun

Phonetics
  • A coronal consonant.

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense relating to the crown of the head): from Latin coronalis, from corona crown.

Pronunciation:

coronal

/ˈkôrənəl/

Main definitions of coronal in English

: coronal1coronal2

coronal2

noun

  • 1A garland or wreath for the head.

    ‘her eyes sparkled beneath a coronal of flowers’
    festoon, lei, wreath, chain, loop, ring, circle, swathe, swag
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    1. 1.1literary A small crown; a coronet.

Origin

Middle English: apparently from Anglo-Norman French, from corune crown, wreath (see crown).

Pronunciation:

coronal

/ˈkôrənəl/