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1. atherosclerosis

noun. ['ˌæθɝoʊsklɝˈoʊsɪs'] a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries.

Synonyms

  • coronary-artery disease
  • arterial sclerosis
  • coronary artery disease
  • induration of the arteries
  • hardening of the arteries

Etymology

  • athero- (English)
  • sclerosis (English)
  • σκλήρωσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Atherosclerosis

  • neurofibromatosis
  • endometriosis
  • actinomycosis
  • tuberculosis
  • osteoporosis
  • asbestosis
  • osmosis
  • kocis

How do you pronounce atherosclerosis?

Pronounce atherosclerosis as ˌæθəroʊsklərˈoʊsɪs.

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Sentences with atherosclerosis


1. Noun, singular or mass
You may have a cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis**, as well.

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