Steatorrhea



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.

steatorrhea ste·a·tor·rhe·a or ste·a·tor·rhoe·a (stē’ə-tə-rē’ə, stē-āt’ə-)
n.
Excessive discharge of fat in the feces, as occurring in pancreatic disease and in malabsorption syndromes.

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