Definition of Atheroma

1. Noun. A fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow.

Generic synonyms: Adipose Tissue, Fat, Fatty Tissue
Derivative terms: Atheromatic, Atheromatous



Definition of Atheroma

1. n. An encysted tumor containing curdy matter.

Definition of Atheroma

1. Noun. (pathology) An abnormal fatty deposit which develops within the walls of arteries. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Atheroma

1. a disease of the arteries [n -MAS or -MATA]

Medical Definition of Atheroma

1. An encysted tumour containing curdy matter. A disease characterised by thickening and fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. Grats, meal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atheroma

athermal
athermancy
athermanous
athermic
athermosystaltic
athermotactic
athermous
athero-
atherodyde
atheroembolism
atherogeneses
atherogenesis
atherogenic
atherogenicity
atheroid
atheroma (current term)
atheroma embolism
atheromas
atheromata
atheromatic
atheromatosis
atheromatous
atheromatous degeneration
atheromatous plaque
atheroprotective
atherosclerogenesis
atherosclerogenic
atheroscleroses

Literary usage of Atheroma

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1896)
"Everyone is familiar with the appearance of atheroma in the aorta, the formation of thickened patches, the fibrous, pulpy, or calcareous formations in its ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1871)
"Pathology of atheroma in the Arteries.—At the conclusion of an interesting paper on this subject, iu which the opinions of numerous English and foreign ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1899)
"necropsies at Charing Cross Hospital, atheroma of the aorta was noted in 222 cases; at Claybury Asylum, out of 160 cases, ..."

4. A Manual of Pathological Anatomy by Charles Handfield Jones, Edward Henry Sieveking (1854)
"The fibrin seen by the naked eye presents little or no distinction from actual atheroma ; but, on examination by the microscope, we see the delicate ..."

5. Medical Diagnosis: Special Diagnosis of Internal Medicine by Julius Lincoln Salinger, Wilhelm Olivier von Leube (1904)
"On the other hand, it is often difficult, if the palpable peripheral arteries do not show pronounced signs of atheroma, to decide whether certain ..."

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