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atherosclerosis

noun ath·ero·scle·ro·sis \ˌa-thə-ˌrō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\

Definition of ATHEROSCLEROSIS

:  an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries
ath·ero·scle·rot·ic \-sklə-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Origin of ATHEROSCLEROSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1910

atherosclerosis

noun ath·ero·scle·ro·sis \ˌath-ə-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ath·ero·scle·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ATHEROSCLEROSIS

:  an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries
ath·ero·scle·rot·ic \-sklə-ˈrät-ik\ adjective
ath·ero·scle·rot·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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