atherosclerosis [ath-uh-roh-skluh-roh-sis, ath-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Pathology.
- a common form of arteriosclerosis in which fatty substances form a deposit of plaque on the inner lining of arterial walls.
Origin of atherosclerosis 1905–10; German Atherosklerose; see, Related formsath·er·o·scle·rot·ic [ath-uh-roh-skluh-rot-ik, ath-] /ˌæθ ə roʊ skləˈrɒt ɪk, ˌæð-/, adjectiveath·er·o·scle·rot·i·cal·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for atherosclerosis Contemporary Examples of atherosclerosis
The drug halts the development of atherosclerosis, a word referring to the hardening of the arteries.
April 25, 2014
“At the age of 50 almost everybody has atherosclerosis,” Rogers said.
October 12, 2011
British Dictionary definitions for atherosclerosis atherosclerosis noun plural -ses (-siːz)
- a degenerative disease of the arteries characterized by patchy thickening of the inner lining of the arterial walls, caused by deposits of fatty material; a form of arteriosclerosisSee
Derived Formsatherosclerotic (ˌæθərəʊsklɪəˈrɒtɪk), adjectiveWord Origin for atherosclerosis C20: from New Latin, from Greek athēra gruel (see atheroma) + sclerosis Word Origin and History for atherosclerosis n.
1908, from atherosklerose, coined in German 1904; see+ .
atherosclerosis in Medicine atherosclerosis [ăth′ə-rō-sklə-rō′sĭs] n.
- A form of arteriosclerosis characterized by the deposition of atheromatous plaques containing cholesterol and lipids on the innermost layer of the walls of large and medium-sized arteries.
Related formsath′er•o•scle•rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj. atherosclerosis in Science atherosclerosis [ăth′ə-rō-sklə-rō′sĭs]
- A form of arteriosclerosis characterized by the deposition of plaques containing cholesterol and lipids on the innermost layer of the walls of large- and medium-sized arteries. Individuals with atherosclerosis have a higher risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, and elevated levels of fat in the blood contribute to the development of atherosclerosis.
atherosclerosis in Culture atherosclerosis [(ath-uh-roh-skluh-roh-sis)]
A form ofin which the become clogged by the buildup of fatty substances, which eventually reduces the flow of to the tissues. These fatty substances, called , are made up largely of . (Compare ; see .)