Origin and Etymology of atheroma
First Known Use: 1842See Words from the same year
medical Definition of atheroma
- Patients with large (>5 mm) or mobile aortic atheromas have an increase in the rate of perioperative stroke by a factor of 5 to 10 and are likely to have a significantly increased long-term risk of stroke.
- —Mary E. Charlson and O. Wayne Isom, The New England Journal of Medicine, 10 Apr. 2003
atheromatousplay \-ˈrō-mət-əs\ adjective
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