atheroma


atheroma
atheroma [ath΄ər ō′mə]
n.
pl. atheromas or atheromata [ath΄ə rō′mə tə] [ModL < Gr athērōma, tumor filled with grainy matter < athēr, awn, chaff + -ōma, -OMA]
a condition marked by deposits of small fatty nodules on the inner walls of the arteries, often accompanied by degeneration of the affected areas; also, such a nodule or arterial plaque
atheromatous [ath΄əräm′ə təs, ath΄ərō′mətəs]
adj.

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