An encysted cyst containing curdy matter
- a fatty deposit when you look at the intima (inner liner) of an artery; can impair blood flow
- An encysted tumor containing curdy matter.
- an illness described as thickening and fatty degeneration of the inner coating regarding the arteries.
A fatty deposit into the internal liner (intima) of an artery, resulting from atherosclerosis. Also called an atherosclerotic plaque, an arterial plaque, or a plaque.
"encysted tumefaction," 1706, health Latin, from Greek atheroma, from athere "groats, porridge" (linked to ather "chaff"), in reference to what exactly is in. For closing, see -oma.
(letter.) An encysted tumor containing curdy matter.
- (n.) An ailment characterized by thickening and fatty deterioration of the internal coat of arteries.