Definition of “atherosclerosis” - English Dictionary

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“atherosclerosis” in British English

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atherosclerosisnoun [ U ]

/ˌæθ.ə.rəʊ.skləˈrəʊ.sɪs/ /ˌæθ.ə.roʊ.skləˈroʊ.sɪs/ specialized

a form of arteriosclerosis (= hardening of the arteries, the thick tubes carrying blood from the heart) that is caused by a fatty substance building up inside the arteries

(Definition of “atherosclerosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)