Meaning of polyarteritis

pol•y•ar•te•ri•tis

Pronunciation: (pol"ē-är"tu-rī'tis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. inflammation of the layers of an artery or of many arteries, usually caused by a severe hypersensitivity reaction, and characterized by nodules and hemorrhage along the involved vessels. Also called
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