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a combining form representing atheroma, or atheromatous, in compound words:

athero- pref.
Soft gruel-like deposit; atheroma: atherogenesis.


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    atheroembolism atheroembolism ath·er·o·em·bo·lism (āth’ə-rō-ěm’bə-lĭz’əm) n. See cholesterol embolism.

  • Atherogenesis

    atherogenesis atherogenesis ath·er·o·gen·e·sis (āth’ə-rō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. Formation of atheromatous deposits, especially on the innermost layer of arterial walls.

  • Atherogenic

    capable of producing atheromatous plaques in arteries. adjective causing atheroma atherogenic ath·er·o·gen·ic (āth’ə-rō-jěn’ĭk) adj. Initiating, increasing, or accelerating atherogenesis.

  • Atheroma

    a sebaceous cyst. a mass of yellowish fatty and cellular material that forms in and beneath the inner lining of the arterial walls. Historical Examples In the walls of the verminous aneurism one not unfrequently finds all the pathological changes exhibited by atheroma in man. Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold atheroma in the vessels of the […]

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