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atheroma

Pronunciation: ath′er-ō′mă

Definition: The lipid deposits in the intima of arteries, producing a yellow swelling on the endothelial surface; a characteristic of atherosclerosis.

Synonym(s): atherosis

[G. athērē, gruel, + -ōma, tumor]

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