antiatherogenic

adjective
an·​ti·​ath·​ero·​gen·​ic | \ -ˌath-ə-rō-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce antiatherogenic (audio) \
variants: or anti-atherogenic

Medical Definition of antiatherogenic

: preventing or inhibiting atherogenesis antiatherogenic effects There also was no clear evidence that beta carotene inhibits the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins, the principal proposed mechanism of its postulated antiatherogenic properties.— E. Robert Greenberg and Michael B. Sporn, The New England Journal of Medicine, 2 May 1996

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