a combining form representing atheroma or atheromatous in compound words: atherosclerosis.

Origin of athero-

< Greek athḗr(ē) gruel (see atheroma) + -o- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for athero-



Soft gruel-like deposit; atheroma:atherogenesis.
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