yellow fat disease

noun

Medical Definition of yellow fat disease

: a disease especially of swine, cats, and ranch-raised mink that is associated with a deficiency of vitamin E and is marked by inflammation of the fatty tissue, subcutaneous edema, and varied visceral lesions

called also steatitis, yellow fat

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“Yellow fat disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/yellow%20fat%20disease. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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