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Pronunciation:  âr`teereeowsklu'rowsis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  sclerosis of the arterial walls

ARTERIOSCLEROSIS is a 16 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: arterial sclerosis, coronary-artery disease, hardening of the arteries, induration of the arteries
 See Also: arteriosclerosis obliterans, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, induration, sclerosis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
([aum]r*t[=e]`r[i^]*[-o]*skl[-e]*r[=o]"s[i^]s), n. [Gr.
'arthri`a artery + sclerosis.] (Med.)
Abnormal thickening and hardening of the walls of the
arteries, esp. of the intima, occurring mostly in old age. --
{Ar*te`ri*o*scle*rot"ic}, a.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Condition in which the walls of arteries become hard and thick, sometimes interfering with blood circulation.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A group of diseases in which the walls of the arteries get thick and hard. In one type of arteriosclerosis, fat builds up inside the walls and slows the blood flow. These diseases often occur in people who have had diabetes for a long time. See also: atherosclerosis.
Thesaurus Terms
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