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arteriosclerosis

[ahr-teer-ee-oh-skluh-roh-sis] /ɑrˌtɪər i oʊ skləˈroʊ sɪs/
noun
1.
degenerative changes in the arteries, characterized by thickening of the vessel walls and accumulation of calcium with consequent loss of elasticity and lessened blood flow.
Compare atherosclerosis.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin. See arterio-, sclerosis
Related forms
arteriosclerotic
[ahr-teer-ee-oh-skluh-rot-ik] /ɑrˌtɪər i oʊ skləˈrɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arteriosclerosis

arteriosclerosis

/ɑːˌtɪərɪəʊsklɪəˈrəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
a pathological condition of the circulatory system characterized by thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls Nontechnical name hardening of the arteries
Derived Forms
arteriosclerotic (ɑːˌtɪərɪəʊsklɪəˈrɒtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for arteriosclerosis
n.

"hardening of the arteries," 1885, medical Latin, from arterio- + sclerosis.

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arteriosclerosis in Medicine

arteriosclerosis ar·te·ri·o·scle·ro·sis (är-tēr'ē-ō-sklə-rō'sĭs)
n.
Any of a group of chronic diseases in which thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls result in impaired blood circulation. Also called arterial sclerosis.


ar·te'ri·o·scle·rot'ic (-rŏt'ĭk) adj.
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arteriosclerosis in Science
arteriosclerosis
  (är-tîr'ē-ō-sklə-rō'sĭs)   
A thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls that results in impaired blood circulation. See also atherosclerosis.
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arteriosclerosis in Culture
arteriosclerosis [(ahr-teer-ee-oh-skluh-roh-sis)]

A disease commonly called hardening of the arteries. In arteriosclerosis, the walls of the arteries thicken and harden. The loss of flexibility results in a lessening of the flow of blood to the various organs of the body. (Compare atherosclerosis; see circulatory system.)

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