Definition of atheromatous in US English:

atheromatous

adjective

Medicine
  • See atheroma

    • ‘Additionally, care must be taken when dissecting the carotid vessels to avoid disturbing the atheromatous lesions causing fragmentation and subsequent embolization and stroke.’
    • ‘This is often induced by physical exertion, and the commonest aetiology is atheromatous coronary artery disease.’
    • ‘Much effort must be given to reducing the risk factors that predispose to major atheromatous arterial disease.’
    • ‘Inflammatory processes are believed to play a role in the conversion of coronary vessel-wall lipids into dangerous atheromatous plaques.’
    • ‘Acute coronary events occur as a result of rupture of an unstable atheromatous plaque.’

Pronunciation

atheromatous

/-ˈrō-/