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ARTERIOSCLEROSIS (arterioscleroses)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arteriosclerosis mean? 

  The noun ARTERIOSCLEROSIS has 1 sense:

1. sclerosis of the arterial walls

  Familiarity information: ARTERIOSCLEROSIS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Sclerosis of the arterial walls

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


arterial sclerosis; arteriosclerosis; coronary-artery disease; hardening of the arteries; induration of the arteries

Hypernyms ("arteriosclerosis" is a kind of...):

induration; sclerosis (any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "arteriosclerosis"):

atherosclerosis; coronary artery disease (a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls)

arteriosclerosis obliterans (a stage of arteriosclerosis involving closure of blood vessels)

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