atheromatous degeneration

ath·er·om·a·tous de·gen·er·a·tion

focal accumulation of lipid material (atheroma) in the intima and subintimal portion of arteries, eventually resulting in fibrous thickening or calcification.

ath·er·om·a·tous de·gen·er·a·tion

(ath'ĕr-ō'mă-tŭs dĕ-jen'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Focal accumulation of lipid material (atheroma) in the intima and subintimal portion of arteries, eventually resulting in fibrous thickening or calcification.
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