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 CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?
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Origin of atherosclerosis
1905–10; < German
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 British Dictionary definitions 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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Medical definitions for atherosclerosis 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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Scientific definitions for atherosclerosis 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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Cultural definitions for atherosclerosis
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