arteriosclerosis [ahr-teer-ee-oh-skl uh- roh-sis] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun 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. Related forms ar·te·ri·o·scle·rot·ic , [ahr-teer-ee-oh-skl uh- rot-ik] /ɑrˌtɪər i oʊ skləˈrɒt ɪk/ adjective
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Examples from the Web for arteriosclerosis Historical Examples of arteriosclerosis British Dictionary definitions for arteriosclerosis noun plural -ses ( -siːz) 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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arteriosclerosis in Medicine arteriosclerosis [är-tîr′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. arterial sclerosis Related forms ar•te′ri•o•scle•rot ( ′ic -rŏt) ′ĭk adj.
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arteriosclerosis in Science 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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