steatopygous

steatopygia

[stee-at-uh-pahy-jee-uh, stee-uh-tuh-]
noun
extreme accumulation of fat on and about the buttocks, especially of women.

Origin:
1855–60; steato- + Greek pȳg() buttocks + -ia -ia

steatopygic [stee-at-uh-pij-ik, stee-uh-tuh] , steatopygous [stee-at-uh-pahy-guhs, stee-uh-top-uh-guhs, stee-uh-tuh-pahy] , adjective
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steatopygia or steatopyga (ˌstɪətəʊˈpɪdʒɪə, -ˈpaɪ-, ˌstɪətəʊˈpaɪɡə)
 
n
excessive fatness of the buttocks
 
[C19: from New Latin, from steato- + Greek pugē the buttocks]
 
steatopyga or steatopyga
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin, from steato- + Greek pugē the buttocks]
 
steatopygic or steatopyga
 
adj
 
steatopygous or steatopyga
 
adj

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steatopygia
"abnormal accumulation of fat on the buttocks of certain races," 1822, Mod.L., from steato- "fat, tallow," from Gk. stear (gen. steatos) "solid fat, suet" + Gk. pyge "buttocks."
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steatopygia ste·at·o·pyg·i·a (stē-āt'ə-pĭj'ē-ə, -pī'jē-ə) or ste·a·to·py·ga (stē'ə-tō-pī'gə, stē-āt'ə-)
n.
Excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks.


ste'a·to·pyg'ic (-pĭj'ĭk, -pī'jĭk) or ste'a·to·py'gous (-pī'gəs) adj.
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