Meaning of atheroma

ath•er•o•ma

Pronunciation: (ath"u-rō'mu), [key]
— pl. -mas, -ma•ta
  1. a sebaceous cyst.
  2. a mass of yellowish fatty and cellular material that forms in and beneath the inner lining of the arterial walls.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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