fatty degeneration

noun Pathology.

deterioration of the cells of the body, accompanied by the formation of fat globules within the diseased cells.

Origin of fatty degeneration

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for fatty degeneration

fatty degeneration


pathol the abnormal formation of tiny globules of fat within the cytoplasm of a cell
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fatty degeneration in Medicine

fatty degeneration


The accumulation of fat globules within the cells of an organ, such as the liver or heart, resulting in deterioration of tissue and diminished functioning of the affected organ.adipose degeneration steatosis
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