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


inflammation of an artery.

Nearby words

  1. arteriovenous carbon dioxide difference,
  2. arteriovenous fistula,
  3. arteriovenous nicking,
  4. arteriovenous oxygen difference,
  5. arteriovenous shunt,
  6. artery,
  7. artery of angular gyrus,
  8. artery of bulb of penis,
  9. artery of bulb of vestibule,
  10. artery of ductus deferens

Origin of arteritis

First recorded in 1830–40; arter(io)- + -itis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


/ (ˌɑːtəˈraɪtɪs) /


pathol inflammation of an artery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for arteritis


[ är′tə-rītĭs ]


Inflammation of an artery or arteries.

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