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Meaning of arteriosclerosis

ar•te•ri•o•scle•ro•sis

Pronunciation: (är-tēr"ē-ō-sklu-rō'sis), [key]
— n.
  1. degenerative changes in the arteries, characterized by thickening of the vessel walls and accumulation of calcium with consequent loss of elasticity and lessened blood flow. Cf. atherosclerosis.
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