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 History of this Word

"steato" is from "stear" (solid fat or tallow) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"steato-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "fat" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

steato- illustration What seems certain is that steatopygia in both sexes was fairly widespread among the early races of man.
steato- illustration Several other cats on the same diet had been presented to our nutritionist with clinical symptoms indicative of steatitis.