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-tuh s, -roh-muh-] /ˌæθ əˈrɒm ə təs, -ˈroʊ mə-/, adjective
Words nearby atheroma
Example sentences from the Web for atheromatous
The wall of the aneurism is atheromatous, or calcified; the middle coat may be atrophied.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
These "abscesses" are frequent and in rupturing leave open ulcers with smooth bases, the atheromatous ulcer.
Hauser91 found an aneurismal dilatation of an atheromatous and thrombosed arterial twig in the floor of a recent ulcer.
Thrombosis is favored, and where atheromatous ulcers are formed, embolism is to be feared.
The patient was an atheromatous subject, with cardiac hypertrophy, bronchitis, and emphysema.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne