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atheroma

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noun ath·er·o·ma \ˌa-thə-ˈrō-mə\

Definition of atheroma

plural ath·er·o·mas also ath·er·o·ma·taplay \-mə-tə\

  1. 1 :  fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries

  2. 2 :  an abnormal fatty deposit in an artery

ath·er·o·ma·tous play \-ˈrō-mə-təs\ adjective


Origin of atheroma

New Latin atheromat-, atheroma, from Latin, a tumor containing matter resembling gruel, from Greek athērōma, from athēra gruel


First Known Use: 1875


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atheroma

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noun ath·er·o·ma \ˌath-ə-ˈrō-mə\

Medical Definition of atheroma

plural ath·er·o·mas also ath·er·o·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

  1. 1:  fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries

  2. 2:  an abnormal fatty deposit in an artery

  3. ath·er·o·ma·tous \-ˈrō-mət-əs\play adjective




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