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English definition of “atheroma”

atheroma

noun [C]     /ˌæθ.əˈrəʊ.mə/ US  /-ˈroʊ-/ (plural atheromas or atheromata   /-tə/   ) specialized
a substance containing a lot of fat that forms on the inside wall of an artery and causes it to become hard or blockedSubstances and structures in the body
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