noun, plural ath·er·o·mas, ath·er·o·ma·ta [ath-uh-roh-muh-tuh] /ˌæθ əˈroʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
Origin of atheroma
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Historical Examples of atheroma
It is a very common result of endocarditis extending into the aorta, which we find perhaps the most frequent seat of atheroma.
Atheroma in the vessels of the brain is a frequent cause of cerebral apoplexy.
Chronic endarteritis is fruitful in the production of thrombus and atheroma.
Such dilatations are usually due to chronic endarteritis and atheroma.
Atheroma is common after middle life and increases in frequency with age.
noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
Word Origin for atheroma
"encysted tumor," 1706, medical Latin, from Greek atheroma, from athere "groats, porridge" (related to ather "chaff"), in reference to what is inside. For ending, see -oma.