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arteriosclerosis

Pronunciation: ar-tēr′ē-ō-skler-ō′sis

Definition: Hardening of the arteries; types generally recognized are: atherosclerosis, Mönckeberg arteriosclerosis, and arteriolosclerosis.

Synonym(s): arterial sclerosis, arteriosclerotic heart disease, vascular sclerosis

[arterio- + G. sklērōsis, hardness]

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