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- n. A rare autosomal recessive disorder that interferes with the normal absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins from food.
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- n. a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism; characterized by severe deficiency of beta-lipoproteins and abnormal red blood cells (acanthocytes) and abnormally low cholesterol levels
From Ancient Greek a- ("not") + βῆτα (beta, "second") + lipoprotein + αἷμα (haima, "blood"). (Wiktionary)