/ath'euh roh jen"ik/, adj. Pathol.
capable of producing atheromatous plaques in arteries.
[1950-55; ATHERO- + -GENIC]

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  • 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

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