Simple Definition of arteriosclerosis
medical : a disease in which the walls of arteries become thick and hard so that it is difficult for blood to flow through them
Origin of arteriosclerosis
First Known Use: 1881
Medical Definition of arteriosclerosis
plural ar·te·rio·scle·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\play
: a chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the arterial walls with resulting loss of elasticity—compare atherosclerosis
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