atherosclerosis

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noun ath·ero·scle·ro·sis \ˌa-thə-ˌrō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\

Definition of atherosclerosis

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

atherosclerotic

play \-sklə-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of atherosclerosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1910


Medical Dictionary

atherosclerosis

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noun ath·ero·scle·ro·sis \ˌath-ə-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of atherosclerosis

plural

atheroscleroses

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

atherosclerotic

\-sklə-ˈrät-ik\play adjective

atherosclerotically

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