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[stee-at-uh-ree-uh, stee-uh-tuh-] /stiˌæt əˈri ə, ˌsti ə tə-/
noun, Pathology
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.
Also, steatorrhoea.
Origin of steatorrhea
1855-60; steato- + -rrhea Unabridged
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Examples from the web for steatorrhea
  • Fat malabsorption can cause a change in your stools called steatorrhea.
British Dictionary definitions for steatorrhea


noun (pathol)
a condition in which the stools are abnormally fatty
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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-)
Excessive discharge of fat in the feces, as occurring in pancreatic disease and in malabsorption syndromes.

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