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steatorrhea

or steatorrhoea

[stee-at-uh-ree-uh, stee-uh-tuh-] /stiˌæt əˈri ə, ˌsti ə tə-/
noun, Pathology.
1.
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.
Origin of steatorrhea
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; steato- + -rrhea
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British Dictionary definitions for steatorrhoea

steatorrhoea

/ˌstɪətəˈrɪə/
noun (pathol)
1.
a condition in which the stools are abnormally fatty
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steatorrhoea in Medicine

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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