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[ahr-tuh-rahy-tis] /ˌɑr təˈraɪ tɪs/
inflammation of an artery.
Origin of arteritis
First recorded in 1830-40; arter(io)- + -itis Unabridged
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  • Weber calls this case one of arteritis obliterans with intermittent claudication.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • arteritis may be limited to single trunks or it may affect, more or less, all the arteries of the body.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • arteritis may be acute, subacute, or chronic; when the inner coat alone is affected it is known as endarteritis.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • In 1861 he came to die in Paris of arteritis, and all the literary world visited his bedside.

    Vie de Bohme Orlo Williams
British Dictionary definitions for arteritis


(pathol) inflammation of an artery
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arteritis in Medicine

arteritis ar·te·ri·tis (är'tə-rī'tĭs)
Inflammation of an artery or arteries.

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