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arteriosclerosis

ar·te·ri·o·scle·ro·sis

arteriosclerosis

 
pronunciation:
ar ti ri o skl ro sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: a chronic disease of the arteries in which inelastic and thickened vessel walls reduce blood flow.
derivation: arteriosclerotic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word arteriosclerosis contains the following parts:
scler, sclero Greek root that means hard
-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).