ath·er·o·ma noun \ˌath-ə-ˈrō-mə\
plural ath·er·o·mas also ath·er·o·ma·ta \-mət-ə\
: fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries
: an abnormal fatty deposit in an artery
—ath·er·o·ma·tous \-ˈrō-mət-əs\ adjective
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