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

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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 Two participants died, one from arteriosclerosis, one from cardiac arrest. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, "COVID-19 vaccine: What we know about the side effects," 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, "Can Human Mortality Really Be Hacked?," 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, "Can Human Mortality Really Be Hacked?," 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, "Can Human Mortality Really Be Hacked?," 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, "Can Human Mortality Really Be Hacked?," 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, "Can Human Mortality Really Be Hacked?," 24 May 2017 The cause was cerebral arteriosclerosis, her family said. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Marion Pritchard, Who Risked Her Life to Rescue Jews From Nazis, Dies at 96," 23 Dec. 2016

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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 21 Jan. 2021.

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arteriosclerosis

noun
How to pronounce arteriosclerosis (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of arteriosclerosis

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

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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