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ath·er·o·ma

 (ăth′ə-rō′mə)
n. pl. ath·er·o·mas or ath·er·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A lipid-containing lesion that forms on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery in atherosclerosis; a plaque.

[Latin athērōma, tumor full of pus that is like gruel, from Greek, from athēra, gruel, variant of atharē, gruel, perhaps of Egyptian origin, or perhaps from an Indo-European adstrate source akin to Hittite ḫattar, a kind of grain or pulse, and Latin ador, emmer.]

ath′er·o·ma·to′sis (-tō′sĭs) n.
ath′er·om′a·tous (-rŏm′ə-təs, -rō′mə-) adj.

atheroma

(ˌæθəˈrəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) pathol a fatty deposit on or within the inner lining of an artery, often causing an obstruction to the blood flow
[C18: via Latin from Greek athērōma tumour full of matter resembling gruel, from athēra gruel]
atheromatous adj

ath•er•o•ma

(ˌæθ əˈroʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. a sebaceous cyst.
2. an abnormal deposition of plaque and fibrous matter on the inner wall of an artery.
[1700–10; < New Latin, Latin: a tumor filled with gruellike matter < Greek athḗrōma=athḗr(ē) gruel + -ōma -oma]
ath`er•om′a•tous (-ˈrɒm ə təs, -ˈroʊ mə-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atheroma - a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow
adipose tissue, fatty tissue, fat - a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
Translations

ath·er·o·ma

n. ateroma, depósito graso o lípido en la capa íntima de una arteria que causa endurecimiento de la misma.

atheroma

n ateroma m
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