noun, plural ath·er·o·mas, ath·er·o·ma·ta [ath-uh-roh-muh-tuh] /ˌæθ əˈroʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
Origin of atheroma
Related formsath·er·om·a·tous [ath-uh-rom-uh-tuh s, -roh-muh-] /ˌæθ əˈrɒm ə təs, -ˈroʊ mə-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for atheroma
Atheroma is common after middle life and increases in frequency with age.
Like the worm-aneurism itself, atheroma of the abdominal arteries arises from a circumscribed acute and subacute endo-arteritis.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
Such dilatations are usually due to chronic endarteritis and atheroma.
It is a very common result of endocarditis extending into the aorta, which we find perhaps the most frequent seat of atheroma.
The average age was 53 years, and the aorta presented some degree of atheroma in half the cases.The Lettsomian Lectures 1900-1901|J. Mitchell Bruce