steatopygia

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noun ste·a·to·py·gia \ˌstē-a-tə-ˈpi-j(ē-)ə, -ˈpī-\

Definition of steatopygia

  1. :  an excessive development of fat on the buttocks that occurs chiefly among women of some African peoples and especially the Khoisan

steatopygous

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steatopygic

play play \ˌstē-ə-ˈtä-pə-jik, -tə-ˈpī-jik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of steatopygia

New Latin, from steat-, stear + Greek pygē buttocks


Medical Dictionary

steatopygia

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noun ste·ato·py·gia \ˌstē-ət-ə-ˈpij-ē-ə also stē-ˌat-ō-, -ˈpī-j(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of steatopygia

  1. :  an accumulation of a large amount of fat on the buttocks

steatopygous

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steatopygic

\-ˈpij-ik also -ˈpī-jik\play adjective

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