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atherosclerosis (n.)

1908, from German atherosklerose (1904), coined by German pathologist Felix Jacob Marchand; see atheroma + sclerosis.

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Definitions of atherosclerosis from WordNet

atherosclerosis (n.)
a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries;
Synonyms: coronary artery disease
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