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noun Pathology.
  1. sclerosis, or hardening, of the walls of veins.
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Origin of phlebosclerosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; phlebo- + sclerosis
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Historical Examples of phlebosclerosis

  • Phlebosclerosis not infrequently occurs with arteriosclerosis.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

British Dictionary definitions for phlebosclerosis


  1. pathol hardening and loss of elasticity of the veinsAlso called: venosclerosis
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phlebosclerosis in Medicine


  1. The thickening or hardening of the walls of a vein.venosclerosis
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