Atheroma

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Medical Definition of Atheroma

Atheroma: A fatty deposit in the inner lining (intima) of an artery, resulting from atherosclerosis. Also called an atherosclerotic plaque, an arterial plaque, or a plaque.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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