steat-

steato-

a combining form meaning “fat,” “tallow”; used in the formation of compound words: steatopygia.
Also, especially before a vowel, steat-.


Origin:
< Greek steat- (stem of stéar fat) + -o-

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steato-
 
combining form
denoting fat
 
[from Greek stear, steat- fat, tallow]

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steato- or steat-
pref.
Fat: steatolytic.

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