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arteriosclerosis


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arteriosclerosis  \Ar*te`ri*o*scle*ro"sis\ 
  ([aum]r*t[=e]`r[i^]*[-o]*skl[-e]*r[=o]"s[i^]s),  n.  [Gr. 
  'arthri`a  artery  +  sclerosis.]  (Med.) 
  Abnormal  thickening  and  hardening  of  the  walls  of  the 
  arteries,  esp.  of  the  intima,  occurring  mostly  in  old  age.  -- 
  {Ar*te`ri*o*scle*rot"ic},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arteriosclerosis 
  n  :  sclerosis  of  the  arterial  walls  [syn:  {arterial  sclerosis}, 
  {hardening  of  the  arteries},  {induration  of  the  arteries}, 
  {coronary-artery  disease}] 




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