atherogenic

[ ath-uh-roh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌæθ ə roʊˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective Pathology.

capable of producing atheromatous plaques in arteries.

Origin of atherogenic

First recorded in 1950–55; athero- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for atherogenic

atherogenic

/ (ˌæθərəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

causing atheroma

Derived Forms

atherogenesis, noun
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Medicine definitions for atherogenic

atherogenic

[ ăth′ə-rō-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Initiating, increasing, or accelerating atherogenesis.
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