fatty de-generation

fatty degeneration

noun Pathology.
deterioration of the cells of the body, accompanied by the formation of fat globules within the diseased cells.

Origin:
1875–80

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fatty degeneration
 
n
pathol the abnormal formation of tiny globules of fat within the cytoplasm of a cell

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fatty degeneration n.
The accumulation of fat globules within the cells of an organ, such as the liver or heart, resulting in deterioration of tissue and diminished functioning of the affected organ. Also called adipose degeneration, steatosis.

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