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arteriosclerosis

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noun ar·te·rio·scle·ro·sis \är-ˌtir-ē-ō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\

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

Full Definition of arteriosclerosis

  1. :  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·icplay \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective or noun

Origin of arteriosclerosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1881


Medical Dictionary

arteriosclerosis

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noun ar·te·rio·scle·ro·sis \är-ˌtir-ē-ō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of arteriosclerosis

plural ar·te·rio·scle·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\play

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





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