- a sebaceous cyst.
- a mass of yellowish fatty and cellular material that forms in and beneath the inner lining of the arterial walls.
Origin of atheroma
Examples from the Web for atheroma
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.
- pathol a fatty deposit on or within the inner lining of an artery, often causing an obstruction to the blood flow
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.
- A deposit or degenerative accumulation of lipid-containing plaques on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery.