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atheroma


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atheroma  \Ath`e*ro"ma\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  ?,  fr  ?  gr?ats, 
  meal.]  (Med.) 
  a  An  encysted  tumor  containing  curdy  matter. 
  b  A  disease  characterized  by  thickening  and  fatty 
  degeneration  of  the  inner  coat  of  the  arteries. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  atheroma 
  n  1:  abnormal  fatty  deposits  in  the  intima  of  arteries 
  2:  a  fatty  deposit  in  the  inner  lining  of  an  artery;  can 
  obstruct  blood  flow 




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