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atheroma

noun [C] uk   /ˌæθ.əˈrəʊ.mə/  us   /-ˈroʊ-/ (plural atheromas or atheromata uk   /-tə/ us   ) specialized
a substance containing a lot of fat that forms on the inside wall of an artery and causes it to become hard or blocked
Translations of “atheroma”
in Chinese (Traditional) 血脂塊,粥狀動脈瘤…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动脉粥样化,粉瘤…
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