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[ey-bey-tuh-lip-uh-proh-tee-nee-mee-uh, -tee-uh-nee-, -lahy-puh-, ey-bee-] /ˌeɪ beɪ təˌlɪp əˌproʊ tiˈni mi ə, -ti əˈni-, -ˌlaɪ pə-, ˌeɪ bi-/
noun, Pathology.
a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism due to an inability to synthesize certain apolipoproteins necessary for the transport of triglycerides, leading to diarrhea, steatorrhea, and failure to thrive.
Origin of abetalipoproteinemia
a-6 + beta ( def 4 ) + lipoprotein + -emia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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abetalipoproteinemia in Medicine

abetalipoproteinemia a·be·ta·lip·o·pro·tein·e·mi·a (ā-bā'tə-lĭp'ō-prō'tē-nē'mē-ə, -tē-ə-nē'-)
An inherited disorder characterized by the absence of low-density lipoproteins in the plasma, the presence of acanthocytes in the blood, retinal pigmentary degeneration, malabsorption of fats, and neuromuscular abnormalities. Also called Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome.

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