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steatorrhea

or ste·at·or·rhoe·a

[ stee-at-uh-ree-uh, stee-uh-tuh- ]

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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of steatorrhea1

First recorded in 1855–60; steato- + -rrhea

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