atheromatous degeneration n.
The accumulation of lipid deposits on the inner surface of the arteries, eventually resulting in fibrous thickening or calcification of the arteries.
a common form of arteriosclerosis in which fatty substances form a deposit of plaque on the inner lining of arterial walls. Contemporary Examples “At the age of 50 almost everybody has atherosclerosis,” Rogers said. The Fight Over Jackson’s Health Diane Dimond October 11, 2011 The drug halts the development of atherosclerosis, a word referring to […]
Gertrude (Franklin) (Gertrude Franklin Horn) 1857–1948, U.S. novelist. Contemporary Examples Even as the Twenties roared, Atherton, and her many readers across the country, were roaring back. American Dreams, 1923: Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton Nathaniel Rich March 27, 2013 Like Atherton Elementary in Atlanta, this was a “statistically improbable” one-year gain of close to 50 […]
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atherton technology company The comapny that developed the Software BackPlane CASE framework. Their Atherton Tool Integration Services were the basis for the ATIS standard. (2000-02-24)
a condition, chiefly in children, of slow, involuntary, wormlike movements of the fingers, toes, hands, and feet, usually resulting from a brain lesion. Historical Examples More unusual is the rhythmical closing and opening of the hand, successively, of athetosis. A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various noun (pathol) a condition characterized […]