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arteritis

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

inflammation of an artery.

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Origin of arteritis

First recorded in 1830–40; arter(io)- + -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for arteritis

arteritis
/ (ˌɑːtəˈraɪtɪs) /

noun

pathol inflammation of an artery
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Medical definitions for arteritis

arteritis
[ är′tə-rītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of an artery or arteries.
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