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OTHER WORDS FROM atherosclerosisath·er·o·scle·rot·ic [ath-uh-roh-skluh-rot-ik, ath-], /ˌæθ ə roʊ skləˈrɒt ɪk, ˌæð-/, adjectiveath·er·o·scle·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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One way of halting this economic equivalent of atherosclerosis is to encourage more free trade and global competition.
The drug halts the development of atherosclerosis, a word referring to the hardening of the arteries.Scientists at Johns Hopkins Come Closer to Eliminating Heart Disease|Dale Eisinger|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“At the age of 50 almost everybody has atherosclerosis,” Rogers said.
British Dictionary definitions for atherosclerosis
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Derived forms of atherosclerosisatherosclerotic (ˌæθərəʊsklɪəˈrɒtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for atherosclerosis
Medical definitions for atherosclerosis
Other words from atherosclerosisath′er•o•scle•rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
Scientific definitions for atherosclerosis
Cultural definitions for atherosclerosis
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.)