atherosis

atherosis
SYN: atheroma.

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ath·er·o·sis (ath″ər-oґsis) atheroma.

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  • atherosis — noun atheroma …   Wiktionary

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  • atheroma — noun An abnormal fatty deposit which develops within the walls of arteries. Syn: plaque, atherosis …   Wiktionary

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