ath·ero·em·bo·lus (ath″ər-o-emґbo-ləs) pl. atheroemґboli [athero- + embolus] an embolus composed of cholesterol or its esters or of fragments of atheromatous plaques, typically lodging in small arteries.

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  • atheroembolism — Cholesterol embolism, with or without calcific matter, originating from an atheroma of the aorta or other diseased artery. * * * ath·ero·em·bo·lism (ath″ər o emґbo liz əm) [athero + embolism] embolism due to blockage of a blood… …   Medical dictionary

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