Having the capacity to initiate, increase, or accelerate the process of atherogenesis.

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ath·ero·gen·ic -'jen-ik adj relating to or causing atherogenesis <\atherogenic diets>
ath·ero·ge·nic·i·ty -jə-'nis-ə-tē n, pl -ties

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ath·ero·gen·ic (ath″ər-o-jenґik) conducive to or causing atherogenesis.

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  • atherogenic — adjective Date: 1954 relating to or causing atherogenesis < an atherogenic diet > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • atherogenic — /ath euh roh jen ik/, adj. Pathol. capable of producing atheromatous plaques in arteries. [1950 55; ATHERO + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • atherogenic — adjective that initiates or accelerates atherogenesis …   Wiktionary

  • atherogenic — adj. causing or accelerating the buildup of plaque deposits in the arteries (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atherogenic — [ˌaθərə(ʊ) dʒɛnɪk] adjective Physiology tending to promote the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries. Derivatives atherogenesis noun Origin 1950s: from atheroma + genic …   English new terms dictionary

  • atherogenic — ath·ero·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • atherogenic — ath•er•o•gen•ic [[t]ˌæθ ə roʊˈdʒɛn ɪk[/t]] adj. pat capable of producing atheromatous plaques in arteries • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • atherogenic —   a. leading to atheroma …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • atherogenic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Atherosclerosis — For the journal, see Atherosclerosis (journal). Atherosclerosis Classification and external resources The progression of atherosclerosis (size exaggerated; see text) ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

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