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atherosclerosis

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

Definition of atherosclerosis

  1. :  an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries

ath·ero·scle·rot·icplay \-sklə-ˈrä-tik\ adjective


Origin of atherosclerosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1910


Medical Dictionary

atherosclerosis

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noun ath·ero·scle·ro·sis \ˌath-ə-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of atherosclerosis

plural ath·ero·scle·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries

  2. ath·ero·scle·rot·ic \-sklə-ˈrät-ik\play adjective
    ath·ero·scle·rot·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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