atherogenesis

noun ath·ero·gen·e·sis \ ˌa-thə-rō-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of atherogenesis

: the formation of atheroma

First Known Use of atherogenesis

1948

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atherogenesis

noun ath·ero·gen·e·sis \ ˌath-ə-rō-ˈjen-ə-səs \

medical Definition of atherogenesis

plural atherogeneses play \-ˌsēz\
: the formation of atheroma

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