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Meaning of atherosclerosis

ath•er•o•scle•ro•sis

Pronunciation: (ath"u-rō-sklu-rō'sis, a"-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a common form of arteriosclerosis in which fatty substances form a deposit of plaque on the inner lining of arterial walls.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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