steatorrhoea

steatorrhea

[stee-at-uh-ree-uh, stee-uh-tuh-]
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:
1855–60; steato- + -rrhea

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steatorrhoea or esp (US) steatorrhea (ˌstɪətəˈrɪə)
 
n
a condition in which the stools are abnormally fatty
 
steatorrhea or esp (US) steatorrhea
 
n

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steatorrhea ste·a·tor·rhe·a or ste·a·tor·rhoe·a (stē'ə-tə-rē'ə, stē-āt'ə-)
n.
Excessive discharge of fat in the feces, as occurring in pancreatic disease and in malabsorption syndromes.

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