nounpl. atheromas or atheromata
Origin of atheromaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek athērōma, tumor filled with grainy matter ; from athēr, awn, chaff + -ōma, -oma
nounpl. ath·er·o·mas or ath·er·o·ma·ta
Origin of atheromaLatin athērōma, tumor full of pus that is like gruel, from Greek, from athēra, gruel.
(plural atheromas or atheromata)
- (pathology) An abnormal fatty deposit which develops within the walls of arteries.
From Latin athērōma (“tumor full of gruel-like matter”), from ἀθήρωμα (athērōma).