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Atheroma

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Atheroma

(Science: medicine) 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. A fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow.Relating to the condition of arteries and arterioles, atheroma is the degeneration of the lining of these tissues.