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steatorrhea

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noun ste·at·or·rhea \(ˌ)stē-ˌa-tə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of steatorrhea

  1. :  an excess of fat in the stools



Origin of steatorrhea

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1859


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steatorrhea

noun ste·at·or·rhea

Medical Definition of steatorrhea

  1. :  an excess of fat in the stools <idiopathic steatorrhea>



Variants of steatorrhea

or chiefly British ste·at·or·rhoea \(ˌ)stē-ˌat-ə-ˈrē-ə\play

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