What does Atheroma mean?

Atheroma meaning in General Dictionary

An encysted cyst containing curdy matter

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  • 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.

Atheroma meaning in Medical Dictionary

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.


Atheroma meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"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.


Atheroma meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An encysted tumor containing curdy matter.

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  • (n.) An ailment characterized by thickening and fatty deterioration of the internal coat of arteries.