from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A morbid condition marked by the presence of atheroma.


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  • Skrzydlewski Z, Worowski K (1977) Formation of insoluble low density lipoprotein (LDL) complexes with basic proteins in vitro and in walls of arteries changed by atheromatosis.

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  • An autopsy had revealed Stephen suffered from an undiagnosed heart condition, atheromatosis, or a thickening of the arteries. - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • And according to reports obtained by The Sun, Gately died from atheromatosis, a thickening of the arteries.

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  • In findings obtained by British newspaper The Sun, the reports state that Gately's death was due to atheromatosis, a thickening of the arteries.

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  • Scientists at The National Toxicology Institute in Barcelona concluded that the Boyzone star suffered a heart problem caused by atheromatosis, a thickening of arteries, and ruled out drink or drugs as a factor in his death.

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  • The findings show the singer, aged 33, died from heart failure following an undetected hereditary heart condition involving atheromatosis, a thickening of the arteries.


  • Gay former Boyzone singer Stephen Gately did not die of drug or alcohol abuse, but from atheromatosis, an undiagnosed heart condition where the arteries thicken.



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