steatopygia

noun
ste·​a·​to·​py·​gia | \ ˌstē-a-tə-ˈpi-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce steatopygia (audio) , -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

Other Words from steatopygia

steatopygous \ ˌstē-​a-​tə-​ˈpi-​gəs How to pronounce steatopygous (audio) , -​ˈpī-​ \ or steatopygic \ ˌstē-​ə-​ˈtä-​pə-​jik How to pronounce steatopygic (audio) , -​tə-​ˈpī-​jik \ adjective

First Known Use of steatopygia

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for steatopygia

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

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“Steatopygia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steatopygia. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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steatopygia

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

Medical Definition of steatopygia

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

Other Words from steatopygia

steatopygous \ -​ˈpī-​gəs How to pronounce steatopygous (audio) \ or steatopygic \ -​ˈpij-​ik also -​ˈpī-​jik \ adjective

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