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atheroma

[ ath-uh-roh-muh ]
/ 藢忙胃 蓹藞ro蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural ath路er路o路mas, ath路er路o路ma路ta [ath-uh-roh-muh-tuh]. /藢忙胃 蓹藞ro蕣 m蓹 t蓹/. Pathology.
a sebaceous cyst.
a mass of yellowish fatty and cellular material that forms in and beneath the inner lining of the arterial walls.
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Origin of atheroma

1700鈥10; <New Latin, Latin: a tumor filled with gruellike matter <Greek ath岣梤艒ma, equivalent to ath岣梤() gruel + -艒ma-oma

OTHER WORDS FROM atheroma

ath路er路om路a路tous [ath-uh-rom-uh-tuhs, -roh-muh-], /藢忙胃 蓹藞r蓲m 蓹 t蓹s, -藞ro蕣 m蓹-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for atheroma

atheroma
/ (藢忙胃蓹藞r蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-m蓹t蓹)
pathol a fatty deposit on or within the inner lining of an artery, often causing an obstruction to the blood flow

Derived forms of atheroma

atheromatous (藢忙胃蓹藞r蓲m蓹t蓹s, -藞r蓹蕣-), adjective

Word Origin for atheroma

C18: via Latin from Greek ath膿r艒ma tumour full of matter resembling gruel, from ath膿ra gruel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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