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steatorrhea

Pronunciation: ste'a-to-re'a

Definition: Passage of fat in large amounts in the feces, due to failure to digest and absorb it; occurs in pancreatic disease and the malabsorption syndromes.

Synonym(s): fat indigestion

[steato- + G. rhoia, a flow]

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