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Posted: 06 February 2008 02:35 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I just discovered that coronary has nothing to do with the Latin “cor” meaning heart, but is instead from words meaning crown, ultimately from the Latin “corona” meaning wreath.

Just thought you’d like to know.

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Posted: 06 February 2008 06:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The connection is (per OED) “Applied to vessels, ligaments, and nerves which encircle parts like a crown.”

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