noun. the presence of greater than normal amounts of fat in the feces which are frothy and foul smelling and floating; a symptom of disorders of fat metabolism and malabsorption syndrome.
Example sentences of the word steatorrhea
1. Noun, singular or mass
Chronic diarrhea may also be a sign of steatorrhea, which is when you have too much fat in your stool, according to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders.
2. Verb, past participle
One of the tell-tale signs of fat malabsorption is steatorrhea, which is fatty stool that is foul-smelling, pale and greasy.