atheroma


ath·er·o·ma

noun \ˌa-thə-ˈrō-mə\
plural ath·er·o·mas also ath·er·o·ma·ta\-mə-tə\

Definition of ATHEROMA

1
:  fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries
2
:  an abnormal fatty deposit in an artery
ath·er·o·ma·tous \-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

ath·er·o·ma

noun \ˌath-ə-ˈrō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ath·er·o·mas also ath·er·o·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of ATHEROMA

1
: fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries
2
: an abnormal fatty deposit in an artery
ath·er·o·ma·tous \-ˈrō-mət-əs\ adjective

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