arteriosclerosis

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

Definition of arteriosclerosis

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

arteriosclerotic

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Origin and Etymology of arteriosclerosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1881


ARTERIOSCLEROSIS Defined for English Language Learners

arteriosclerosis

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

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


Medical Dictionary

arteriosclerosis

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

Medical Definition of arteriosclerosis

plural

arterioscleroses

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



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