arteriosclerosis

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

Definition of arteriosclerosis

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

arteriosclerotic

play \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of arteriosclerosis

New Latin


ARTERIOSCLEROSIS Defined for English Language Learners

arteriosclerosis

noun

Definition of arteriosclerosis for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease in which the walls of arteries become thick and hard so that it is difficult for blood to flow through them


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arteriosclerosis

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

medical Definition of arteriosclerosis

plural arterioscleroses play \-ˌsēz\
:a chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the arterial walls with resulting loss of elasticity — see atherosclerosis


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