Pronunciation: ( —n.kôr'u-nl, kor'-; —adj.ku-rōn'l, kôr'u-nl, kor'-),[key] —n. 1. a crown; coronet.
2. a garland.
—adj. 1. of or pertaining to a coronal.
2. Anat. a. of or pertaining to a corona.
b. (of a plane along the long axis of the body) lying in the direction of the coronal suture.
c. Also,frontal.lying in the direction of the frontal plane.
3. Phonet.(of a speech sound) articulated with the tip of the tongue, esp. in a retroflex position.
4. Ling.(in distinctive feature analysis) articulated with the blade of the tongue raised; dental, alveolar, or palato-alveolar.
5. of or pertaining to the tip of the tongue.