Atheroma meaning

ăthə-rōmə
A deposit or degenerative accumulation of lipid-containing plaques on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery.
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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.
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A lipid-containing lesion that forms on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery in atherosclerosis; a plaque.
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(pathology) An abnormal fatty deposit which develops within the walls of arteries.
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Origin of atheroma

  • Latin athērōma tumor full of pus that is like gruel from Greek from athēra gruel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin athērōma (“tumor full of gruel-like matter”), from ἀθήρωμα (athērōma).

    From Wiktionary