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arteritis

[ahr-tuh-rahy-tis]
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noun
  1. inflammation of an artery.
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Origin of arteritis

First recorded in 1830–40; arter(io)- + -itis
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Examples from the Web for arteritis

Historical Examples

  • 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

arteritis

noun
  1. pathol inflammation of an artery
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arteritis in Medicine

arteritis

(är′tə-rītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of an artery or arteries.
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