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

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arteriosclerotic \-​ˈrä-​tik \ adjective or noun

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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

New Latin

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The first known use of arteriosclerosis was in 1860

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arteriosclerosis

noun

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 \
plural arterioscleroses\-​ˌsēz \

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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