steato-, steat- +

(Greek: fat; suet, tallow)

steatite
1. Fat, tallow.
2. Soap-stone resembling tallow or suet.
steatitis
1. Inflammation of adipose (fat) tissue.
2. An inflammation of fat tissue in certain animals such as swine, horses, cats, and chickens. It is one of the manifestations of vitamin E-selenium deficiency disease in these animals. "Yellow fat disease" is the more popular name for this disease.
steatocele
A fatty mass formed within the scrotum.
steatocryptosis
Any disease of the sebaceous glands; relating to, or producing, a waxy yellowish body secretion
steatocystoma
A cyst arising from the sebaceous (fatty, greasy, or oily) gland apparatus.
steatogenous
1. Producing fat; causing steatosis.
2. Causing fatty degeneration.
steatohepatitis
Fatty liver in alcoholics.
steatolysis, steatolytic
1. The hydrolysis or emulsion of fat in the process of digestion.
2. Emulsification of fat prior to absorption.
steatoma
1. A lipoma.
2. A fatty mass retained within a sebaceous gland.
steatomery
A deposit of fat on the outer aspect of the thighs and buttocks.
steatonecrosis
Fat necrosis (death).
steatopathy
Any disease of the sebaceous glands.
steatopyga (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. An excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks.
2. Excessive development of fatness of the buttocks, usually seen more often in women.
3. In anthropology, a condition in certain populations in which individuals have broad masses of fat protruding from the buttocks and thighs with an additional slant to the sacrum; often noted among women of the Bushmen and Hottentot groups of Africa.
4. Etymology: from Greek steat, "solid fat" + Greek puge,"buttocks".
steatopygian
1. Having a fat behind or backside.
2. A protuberance of the buttocks, due to an abnormal accumulation of fat in and behind the hips and thighs, found (more markedly in women than in men) as a racial characteristic of certain groups of people; especially, the Hottentots and Bushmen of South Africa.
steatorrhea
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.

Related fat-word units: adipo-; lard; lipo-; obeso-; oleo-; omento-; pimelo-; pio-; sebo-.