a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism due to an inability to synthesize betalipoproteins necessary for the transport of triglycerides, leading to diarrhea, steatorrhea, and failure to thrive.
abetalipoproteinemia a·be·ta·lip·o·pro·tein·e·mi·a (ā-bā’tə-lĭp’ō-prō’tē-nē’mē-ə, -tē-ə-nē’-)
An inherited disorder characterized by the absence of low-density lipoproteins in the plasma, the presence of acanthocytes in the blood, retinal pigmentary degeneration, malabsorption of fats, and neuromuscular abnormalities. Also called Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome.
to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing: to abet a swindler; to abet a crime. Historical Examples With the aid and abetment of a bottle of excellent Montrachet, however, one contrived to worry through. Red Masquerade Louis Joseph Vance Now Esther herself was offering her own abetment in almost the […]
to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing: to abet a swindler; to abet a crime. Contemporary Examples James Carroll on how the Catholic Church aided and abetted the offenders. The Vatican’s Sex Cover-up James Carroll March 10, 2010 It has deepened with each passing year, as successive governments have aided […]
a person who . Historical Examples They occasionally raised themselves on their hind-legs to get abetter view. The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals Charles Darwin It is really too bad, that the Primate of Ireland, of all men living, should be made the abetter in two fallacies. Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 10, […]
a person who . Historical Examples It was the friend of human liberty and the abettor of tyranny. A Short History of Monks and Monasteries Alfred Wesley Wishart He found an abettor in the person of the Portuguese pianist, to whom he laid bare his soul. Melomaniacs James Huneker And this I vow, that if […]