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Pronunciation: ar-tēr′ē-ō-mī′ō-mă-tō′sis

Definition: Thickening of the walls of an artery by an overgrowth of muscular fibers arranged irregularly, intersecting each other without any definite relation to the axis of the vessel.

[arterio- + G. mys, muscle, + -oma, tumor, + -osis, condition]

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