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 (kôr′ə-nəl, kŏr′-, kə-rō′nəl)
1. A garland, wreath, or circlet for the head.
2. Linguistics A coronal consonant.
1. Of or relating to a corona, especially of the head.
2. Of, relating to, or having the direction of the coronal suture or of the plane dividing the body into front and back portions.
3. Linguistics Articulated by raising the blade of the tongue, as (t) in tip and (n) in night.

[Middle English, from Latin corōnālis, of a crown, from corōna, crown; see crown.]


1. poetic a circlet for the head; crown
2. a wreath or garland
3. (Anatomy) anatomy short for coronal suture
4. of or relating to a corona or coronal
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a less common word for retroflex
[C16: from Late Latin corōnālis belonging to a crown]


(n. ˈkɔr ə nl, ˈkɒr-; adj. usu. kəˈroʊn l)

1. a crown; coronet.
2. a garland.
3. of or pertaining to a coronal or corona.
4. (of a speech sound) articulated with the blade of the tongue raised.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin corōnālis= Latin corōn(a) crown + -ālis -al1]
co•ro′nal•ly, adv.


Relating to the crown of the head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coronal - flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposescoronal - flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
crown - a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory
floral arrangement, flower arrangement - a decorative arrangement of flowers
bay wreath, laurel wreath, laurel - (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory
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Cephalic lateralis system comprising lachrymal with four pores; short, tubular first postlachrymal infraorbital with terminal pores, followed by long, tubular, curved infraorbital with median and terminal pores; short, tubular dermosphenotic with terminal pores; three pterotic pores, each shared with dermosphenotic, preorbital and lateral extrascapular; posttemporal with posterior external pore and internal opening to lateral extrascapular; medial extrascapular with terminal pores, ventral pore shared with lateral extrascapular; four dentary pores, posteriormost toward anguloarticular from which lateralis canal absent; six preopercular pores; three supraorbital pores; terminal nasal pores; and simple coronalis pore.