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Noun: atherosclerosis (atheroscleroses)  ,a-thu-row-sklu'row-sis
  1. A stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries
    - coronary artery disease

Derived forms: atheroscleroses

Type of: arterial sclerosis, arteriosclerosis, coronary-artery disease, hardening of the arteries, induration of the arteries

Encyclopedia: Atherosclerosis