arteriosclerosis


ar·te·rio·scle·ro·sis

noun \är-ˌtir-ē-ō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\

medical : a disease in which the walls of arteries become thick and hard so that it is difficult for blood to flow through them

Full Definition of ARTERIOSCLEROSIS

:  a chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the arterial walls with resulting loss of elasticity — compare atherosclerosis
ar·te·rio·scle·rot·ic \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective or noun

Origin of ARTERIOSCLEROSIS

New Latin
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\

Medical Definition of ARTERIOSCLEROSIS

: a chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the arterial walls with resulting loss of elasticity—compare atherosclerosis

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