a metabolic disorder characterized by excessive storage in certain cells of normal metabolic intermediates, as fats, iron, and carbohydrates.
storage disease n.
Any of various metabolic disorders usually caused by a congenital enzyme deficiency and characterized by the accumulation of a specific substance, such as a lipid or protein, within tissues.
noun 1. a village in SE New York, on the Hudson: site of a strategic fort in the Revolutionary War.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of pears, caused by a virus and characterized by deformed, pitted fruit.
noun 1. any of various meteorites composed mainly of rock-forming silicates, especially olivine, plagioclase, and pyroxene, and classified as achondrites or chondrites. stony meteorite noun 1. a meteorite composed mainly of silicates stony meteorite See under meteorite.
- Stony-iron meteorite
[stoh-nee-ahy-ern] /ˈstoʊ niˌaɪ ərn/ noun 1. a meteorite of roughly equal proportions of metallic iron and stony matter. stony-iron meteorite (stō’nē-ī’ərn) A relatively rare type of meteorite consisting of approximately equal amounts by weight of silicate minerals and an alloy of nickel and iron. See more at meteorite.