the condition of having a heavy deposit of fat in the buttocks or thighs, as in some Hottentot women
sometimes called ste·a·to′pygy
Origin of steatopygiaModern Latin from Classical Greek stear (see steatolysis) + pyg?, buttocks from Indo-European base an unverified form pu-, to swell from source Classical Latin pustula: see pustule
An extreme accumulation of fat on the buttocks.
Origin of steatopygiasteato- Greek pugē rump -ia 1
- ste′a·to·pyg′ic ste′a·to·py′gous