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[pol-ee-ahr-tuh-rahy-tis] /ˌpɒl iˌɑr təˈraɪ tɪs/

noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the layers of an artery or of many arteries, usually caused by a severe hypersensitivity reaction, and characterized by nodules and hemorrhage along the involved vessels.

polyarteritis pol·y·ar·te·ri·tis (pŏl’ē-är’tə-rī’tĭs)
Simultaneous inflammation of a number of arteries.


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