Origin of atherosclerosis
First Known Use: 1910
Medical Definition of atherosclerosis
plural atheroscleroses \-ˌsēz\play
: an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries
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