arteriosclerosis

noun
ar·​te·​rio·​scle·​ro·​sis | \ är-ˌtir-ē-ō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce arteriosclerosis (audio) \

Definition of arteriosclerosis

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

Other Words from arteriosclerosis

arteriosclerotic \ är-​ˌtir-​ē-​ō-​sklə-​ˈrä-​tik How to pronounce arteriosclerosis (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of arteriosclerosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Thursday, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed that Stevens died of natural causes due to arteriosclerosis cardiovascular disease. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 3 Feb. 2022 Estrogen also has some protective effect against the development of blockages of the arteries (arteriosclerosis). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 27 Jan. 2022 The cause was arteriosclerosis, said his partner, Jan Meissner, a photographer. New York Times, 24 May 2021 Two participants died, one from arteriosclerosis, one from cardiac arrest. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, 18 Dec. 2020 Its scientists are also studying other potential aging culprits, such as the cross-links that form between proteins and cause problems like arteriosclerosis. Elmo Keep, Smithsonian, 29 June 2017 Its scientists are also studying other potential aging culprits, such as the cross-links that form between proteins and cause problems like arteriosclerosis. Elmo Keep, Smithsonian, 29 June 2017 Its scientists are also studying other potential aging culprits, such as the cross-links that form between proteins and cause problems like arteriosclerosis. Elmo Keep, Smithsonian, 29 June 2017 Its scientists are also studying other potential aging culprits, such as the cross-links that form between proteins and cause problems like arteriosclerosis. Elmo Keep, Smithsonian, 29 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of arteriosclerosis

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arteriosclerosis

borrowed from French artériosclerose, from artério- arterio- + sclerose sclerosis

Note: The term was introduced by the German-born French physician Jean Frédéric Lobstein (1777-1835) in Traité d'anatomie pathologique, tome second (Paris, 1833), p. 550.

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“Arteriosclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arteriosclerosis. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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arteriosclerosis

noun
ar·​te·​rio·​scle·​ro·​sis | \ är-ˌtir-ē-ō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce arteriosclerosis (audio) \
plural arterioscleroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce arteriosclerosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of arteriosclerosis

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

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