arteritis

[ ahr-tuh-rahy-tis ]
/ ˌɑr təˈraɪ tɪs /

noun

inflammation of an artery.

Origin of arteritis

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Weber calls this case one of arteritis obliterans with intermittent claudication.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield

British Dictionary definitions for arteritis

arteritis

/ (ˌɑːtəˈraɪtɪs) /

noun

pathol inflammation of an artery
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Medicine definitions for arteritis

arteritis

[ är′tə-rītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of an artery or arteries.
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