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steatorrhea

Definition:

the presence of greater than normal amounts of fat in the feces which are frothy, foul smelling, and floating; a symptom of disorders of fat metabolism and malabsorption syndrome

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

steatorrheas

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

steatorrhoea [British spelling]

Etymology:

Modern Latin from Greek stear (see "stone") + "-rrhea"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Steatorrhea | steatorrhoea

the presence of excess fat in feces. Stools may also float due to excess lipid, have an oily appearance and be especially foul-smelling. An oily anal leakage or some level of fecal incontinence may occur. There is increased fat excretion, which can be ... (43 of 1355 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Steatorrhea

Collins Dictionary:

steatorrhea [United States] | steatorrhoea

[especially US] Same as "steatorrhoea" | a condition in which the stools are abnormally fatty (14 of 184 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/steatorrhea

Oxford Dictionary:

steatorrhea | steatorrhoea [British]

Syllabification: (ste·at·or·rhe·a) | [medicine] | the excretion of abnormal quantities of fat with the feces owing to reduced absorption of fat by the ... (21 of 44 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/steatorrhea

Random House Dictionary:

steatorrhea [pathology] | steatorrhoea

the presence of excess fat in the stools, usually caused by disease of the pancreas or intestine, and characterized by chronic diarrhea and weight ... (24 of 33 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/steatorrhea

Merriam-Webster:

steatorrhea | steatorrhoea [British]

an excess of fat in the stools (7 of 21 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/steatorrhea

New World Dictionary:

steatorrhea

an excessive amount of fat in the feces (8 of 20 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/steatorrhea

American Heritage Dictionary:

steatorrhea | steatorrhoea [sense-specific]

Overaction of the sebaceous glands. | Excessive discharge of fat in the feces. (12 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/steatorrhea

Wiktionary:

steatorrhea [medicine] | steatorrheas [plural]

The presence of an excessive amount of fat in the feces (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/steatorrhea

Cambridge Dictionary:

symptom

any feeling of illness or physical or mental change which is caused by a particular disease | any single problem which is caused by and shows a more ... (27 of 89 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/symptom

Macmillan British Dictionary:

symptom [countable] | symptoms [plural]

a sign that someone has an illness ; a sign of a larger problem (14 of 64 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/symptom

Encarta Dictionary:

steatorrhea | steatorrhoea [medicine, British]

an unusual condition in which an excess of fat is present in stools (13 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861714801​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

steatorrhea

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek stear (see "stone") + "-rrhea"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/steatorrhea

Merriam-Webster:

steatorrhea

First use: about 1859

Origin: New Latin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/steatorrhea

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

steatorrhea

Audio: British English pronunciation of "steatorrhea"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/steatorrhea

steatorrhoea

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "steatorrhoea" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/steatorrhoea

Google Dictionary:

steatorrhea

Audio: English pronunciation of "steatorrhea"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

steatorrhea

Audio: North American pronunciation of "steatorrhea"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=steato​04 word=steatorrhea

YourDictionary Audio:

steatorrhea

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "steatorrhea" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/steatorrhea

Collins Dictionary:

steatorrhoea | steatorrhea [United States]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "steatorrhoea"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/steatorrhoea

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