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atherosclerosis
noun

How to pronounce atherosclerosis:

Definition of atherosclerosis:

atherosclerosis (noun):
an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries
a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries.

Synonyms for atherosclerosis:

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