atherogenesis

[ăth′ə-rō-jĕnĭ-sĭs]

n.

Formation of atheromatous deposits, especially on the innermost layer of arterial walls.

Nearby words

  1. atherine,
  2. athermancy,
  3. athermanous,
  4. athero-,
  5. atheroembolism,
  6. atherogenic,
  7. atheroma,
  8. atheromatous degeneration,
  9. atherosclerosis,
  10. atherton


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