Origin of ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
First Known Use: 1881
ar·te·rio·scle·ro·sis noun \är-ˌtir-ē-ō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\ (Medical Dictionary)
plural ar·te·rio·scle·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\
: a chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the arterial walls with resulting loss of elasticity—compare atherosclerosis
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