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- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for steato-


combining form

denoting fat

Word Origin for steato-

from Greek stear, steat- fat, tallow
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Medicine definitions for steato-



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