noun, plural ath·er·o·mas, ath·er·o·ma·ta [ath-uh-roh-muh-tuh]. /ˌæθ əˈroʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
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Origin of atheroma
OTHER WORDS FROM atheromaath·er·om·a·tous [ath-uh-rom-uh-tuhs, -roh-muh-], /ˌæθ əˈrɒm ə təs, -ˈroʊ mə-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for atheroma
It has been assigned as one of the causes of early atheroma and of angina pectoris.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines|T. H. Pardo de Tavera
As a rule atheroma in the cerebral vessels is but a part of a general atheroma of all the arteries of the body.
Thus there appears to be more liability to atheroma in the gross corpulent diabetic even than in the gouty man.
The average age was 53 years, and the aorta presented some degree of atheroma in half the cases.
Shows atheroma (fatty degeneration) of the aorta, irregular heart-action, hypertrophy and enlargement of the heart.Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori