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steatorrhea

[stee-at-uh-ree-uh, stee-uh-tuh-] /stiˌæt əˈri ə, ˌsti ə tə-/
noun, Pathology
1.
the presence of excess fat in the stools, usually caused by disease of the pancreas or intestine, and characterized by chronic diarrhea and weight loss.
Origin of steatorrhea
1855-1860
1855-60; steato- + -rrhea
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steatorrhea in Medicine

steatorrhea ste·a·tor·rhe·a or ste·a·tor·rhoe·a (stē'ə-tə-rē'ə, stē-āt'ə-)
n.
Excessive discharge of fat in the feces, as occurring in pancreatic disease and in malabsorption syndromes.

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