atherosclerosis

noun
ath·​ero·​scle·​ro·​sis | \ ˌa-thə-ˌrō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \

Definition of atherosclerosis

: an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries

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Other Words from atherosclerosis

atherosclerotic \ ˌa-​thə-​ˌrō-​sklə-​ˈrä-​tik How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of atherosclerosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lupus is a common condition associated with Raynaud’s, but many people don’t know that inflammatory rheumatological diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis increase the risk of atherosclerosis as well. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 3 June 2021 The celiac artery may also become blocked by atherosclerosis, cholesterol and calcium deposits within the blood vessel. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2021 The celiac artery may also become blocked by atherosclerosis, cholesterol and calcium deposits within the blood vessel. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2021 The celiac artery may also become blocked by atherosclerosis, cholesterol and calcium deposits within the blood vessel. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2021 The celiac artery may also become blocked by atherosclerosis, cholesterol and calcium deposits within the blood vessel. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2021 They typically are caused by atherosclerosis in the artery that feeds the brainstem or by a big clot that originates in the heart and lodges in that artery. Adam Goldman, New York Times, 19 Apr. 2021 The celiac artery may also become blocked by atherosclerosis, cholesterol and calcium deposits within the blood vessel. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2021 Floyd had narrowed coronary arteries, known as atherosclerosis, according to Fowler. Ray Sanchez, Eric Levenson And Aaron Cooper, CNN, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of atherosclerosis

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for atherosclerosis

New Latin

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The first known use of atherosclerosis was in 1910

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Dictionary Entries Near atherosclerosis

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23 Jul 2021

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“Atherosclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atherosclerosis. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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atherosclerosis

noun
ath·​ero·​scle·​ro·​sis | \ ˌath-ə-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \
plural atheroscleroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of atherosclerosis

: an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries

Other Words from atherosclerosis

atherosclerotic \ -​sklə-​ˈrät-​ik How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \ adjective
atherosclerotically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \ adverb

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