steatopygia


ste·a·to·py·gia

noun \ˌstē-a-tə-ˈpi-j(ē-)ə, -ˈpī-\

Definition of STEATOPYGIA

:  an excessive development of fat on the buttocks that occurs chiefly among women of some African peoples and especially the Khoisan
ste·a·to·py·gous \-gəs\ or ste·a·to·py·gic \ˌstē-ə-ˈtä-pə-jik, -tə-ˈpī-jik\ adjective

Origin of STEATOPYGIA

New Latin, from steat-, stear + Greek pygē buttocks
First Known Use: 1879

ste·ato·py·gia

noun \ˌstē-ət-ə-ˈpij-ē-ə also stē-ˌat-ō-, -ˈpī-j(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STEATOPYGIA

: an accumulation of a large amount of fat on the buttocks
ste·ato·py·gous \-ˈpī-gəs\ or ste·ato·py·gic \-ˈpij-ik also -ˈpī-jik\ adjective

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