or ste·at·or·rhoe·a

[ stee-at-uh-ree-uh, stee-uh-tuh- ]
/ stiˌæt əˈri ə, ˌsti ə tə- /

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.

Origin of steatorrhea

First recorded in 1855–60; steato- + -rrhea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for steatorrhea



Excessive discharge of fat in the feces, as occurring in pancreatic disease and in malabsorption syndromes.
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