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athero-

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  1. a combining form representing atheroma or atheromatous in compound words: atherosclerosis.
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Origin of athero-

< Greek athḗr(ē) gruel (see atheroma) + -o-
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athero in Medicine

athero-

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  1. Soft gruel-like deposit; atheroma:atherogenesis.
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