Medical Dictionary


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

Definition of ATHEROMA

:  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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