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arteriosclerosis ar·te·ri·o·scle·ro·sis (är-tēr'ē-ō-sklə-rō'sĭs)
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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