- a combining form meaning “fat,” “tallow”; used in the formation of compound words: steatopygia.
Also especially before a vowel, steat-.
Origin of steato-
< Greek steat- (stem of stéar fat) + -o-
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- denoting fat
from Greek stear, steat- fat, tallow
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