steatorrhoea

/stiətəˈriə/ (say steeuhtuh'reeuh)

noun
a condition in which an excess of fat is excreted causing frothy, foul-smelling faeces.
Also, steatorrhea. {Greek steato- combining form of stear fat + -rrhoea}
Usage: See note at oe.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • steatorrhoea — noun see steatorrhea * * * steatorrhoea or steatorrhea /stē ə tə rēˈə/ noun (Gr rhoia a flow) accumulation of abnormal levels of fat in the faeces • • • Main Entry: ↑stear …   Useful english dictionary

  • steatorrhoea — chiefly British variant of steatorrhea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • steatorrhoea — noun The presence of excessive amounts of fat in the feces …   Wiktionary

  • steatorrhoea — n. the passage of abnormally increased amounts of fat in the faeces (more than 5 g/day) due to reduced absorption of fat by the intestine (see malabsorption). The faeces are pale, smell offensive, may look greasy, and are difficult to flush away …   Medical dictionary

  • steatorrhoea — n. presence of excess fat in the feces (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • steatorrhoea — [ˌstɪətə(ʊ) ri:ə] noun Medicine the excretion of abnormal quantities of fat in the faeces owing to reduced absorption of fat by the intestine …   English new terms dictionary

  • steatorrhoea — ste·a·tor·rhoea …   English syllables

  • steatorrhoea — n. the passage of abnormally increased amounts of fat in the faeces (more than 5 g/day) due to reduced absorption of fat by the intestine (see malabsorption). The faeces are pale, smell offensive, may look greasy, and are difficult to flush away …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Стеаторея (Steatorrhoea) — выделение избыточного количества жира с каловыми массами (более 5 г/день) вследствие нарушения всасывания жиров в кишечнике (см. Малабсорбция). Каловые массы обесцвечиваются, приобретают дурной запах, могут выглядеть жирными и трудно выходить из… …   Медицинские термины

  • понос жирный — (steatorrhoea) см. Стеаторея …   Большой медицинский словарь

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