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Definition of "arteritis" []

  • Inflammation of an artery. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arteritis" in a sentence
  • "I wonder if giant cell arteritis is actually produced by low fat diets?"
  • "I worried, I fretted, I went to see my gp, and a locum--substitute personnel filling in temporarily, for all my non-UK friends--scared me with a possible diagnosis of temporal arteritis, which my regular gp then negated."
  • "Sclerostomiasis with attendant arteritis, thrombus formation and subsequent lodgement of emboli in the iliac, femoral, or other arteries, causes sufficient obstruction to prevent free circulation of blood, and the characteristic lameness of thrombosis results."