corona
Pronunciation
  • (America) enPR: kərō'nə, IPA: /kəˈɹoʊnə/
Noun

corona (plural coronas)

  1. (star) The luminous plasma atmosphere of the Sun or other star, extending millions of kilometres into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse.
  2. (meteorology) A circle or set of circles visible around a bright celestial object, especially the Sun or the Moon, attributable to an optical phenomenon produced by the diffraction of its light by small water droplets or tiny ice crystals.
  3. (by extension) Any luminous or crownlike ring around an object or person.
  4. (electricity) A luminous appearance caused by corona discharge, often seen as a bluish glow in the air adjacent to pointed metal conductors carrying high voltages.
  5. (architecture) The large, flat, projecting member of a cornice which crowns the entablature, situated above the bed moulding and below the cymatium.
    Synonyms: drip, larmier
  6. A large, round pendent chandelier, with spikes around its upper rim to hold candles or lamps, usually hung from the roof of a church.
    Synonyms: corona lucis
  7. (historical, Ancient Rome) A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services.
  8. (biology) Any appendage of an organism that resembles a crown or corona.
    1. (zoology) An annular ciliated organ on the head of rotifers, used for locomotion and sweeping food into the mouth.
    2. (zoology) The main body of the test of an echinoid, consisting of ambulacral and interambulacral areas.
    3. (zoology) The crown of a crinoid, consisting of a cuplike central body (theca) and a set of arms.
    4. (botany) A paraperigonium; a ring or set of appendages of adaxial tissue arising from the corolla or the outer edge of the stamens, present in some plants (Narcissus, Passiflora etc.).
    5. (virology) A fringe of large, bulbous surface projections of coronaviruses, formed by viral spike peplomers, creating an image reminiscent of the solar corona.
  9. (anatomy) An upper or crownlike portion of certain parts of the body.
    1. A region of the skull located along the coronal suture, at the junction between the frontal bone and the two parietal bones.
    2. The crown; the external portion of the tooth, covered by enamel.
    3. The circumference of the base of the glans penis in human males.
  10. (medicine) A manifestation of secondary syphilis, consisting of papular lesions along the hairline, often bordering the scalp in the manner of a crown.
    Synonyms: corona veneris, crown of Venus
  11. (astronomy, geology) An oval-shaped astrogeological feature, present on both the planet Venus and Uranus's moon Miranda, probably formed by upwellings of warm material below the surface.
  12. (mineralogy) A mineral zone, consisting of one or more minerals, which surrounds another mineral or lies at the interface of two minerals, typically in a radial arrangement; a reaction rim.
Related terms

Translations Translations
  • Italian: corona
  • Russian: коро́на
Translations Noun

corona

  1. topics en A coronavirus, especially SARS-CoV-2.
  2. topics en A coronavirus disease, especially COVID-19.
    She caught corona last week.
    The recent surge of deaths due to corona reveals the shortcomings of our current healthcare system.
Synonyms Noun

corona (plural coronas)

  1. (poetry) A series of sonnets linked together in a particular manner.
Noun

corona (plural coronas)

  1. A long, straight-sided cigar with a roundly blunt end.

Corona
Proper noun
  1. A city in California, USA.
  2. A village in New Mexico, USA.
  3. A town in South Dakota, USA.
  4. Surname of Spanish origin.
  5. A female given name.
  6. A male given name.
Noun

corona

  1. A pale lager beer produced by Mexican brewery Cervecería Modelo, commonly served with a wedge of lime or lemon in the neck of the bottle.
  2. altcaps en
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