atherosclerosis [ ath- uh-roh-skl uh- roh-sis, a th- ] SHOW IPA / ˌæθ ə roʊ skləˈroʊ sɪs, ˌæð- / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Pathology. a common form of arteriosclerosis in which fatty substances form a deposit of plaque on the inner lining of arterial walls. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
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Origin of atherosclerosis
sclerosis OTHER WORDS FROM atherosclerosis ath·er·o·scle·rot·ic [ath- uh-roh-skl uh- rot-ik, a th-], /ˌæθ ə roʊ skləˈrɒt ɪk, ˌæð-/, adjective ath·er·o·scle·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb Words nearby atherosclerosis atheroembolism
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Example sentences from the Web for atherosclerosis atherosclerosis / ( ˌæθərəʊsklɪəˈrəʊsɪs) / noun plural -ses ( -siːz) a degenerative disease of the arteries characterized by patchy thickening of the inner lining of the arterial walls, caused by deposits of fatty material; a form of arteriosclerosis See atheroma Derived forms of atherosclerosis atherosclerotic ( ˌæθərəʊsklɪəˈrɒtɪk), adjective Word Origin for atherosclerosis
C20: from New Latin, from Greek
athēra gruel (see atheroma) + sclerosis
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n. A form of arteriosclerosis characterized by the deposition of atheromatous plaques containing cholesterol and lipids on the innermost layer of the walls of large and medium-sized arteries. Other words from atherosclerosis ath′er•o•scle•rot ( ′ic -rŏt) ′ĭk adj.
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A form of arteriosclerosis characterized by the deposition of plaques containing cholesterol and lipids on the innermost layer of the walls of large- and medium-sized arteries. Individuals with atherosclerosis have a higher risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, and elevated levels of fat in the blood contribute to the development of atherosclerosis.
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atherosclerosis [ (ath-uh-roh-skluh- roh-sis) ]
A form of
arteriosclerosis in which the arteries become clogged by the buildup of fatty substances, which eventually reduces the flow of blood to the tissues. These fatty substances, called plaque, are made up largely of cholesterol. ( Compare arteriosclerosis; see circulatory system.)
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