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  • Main Entry: ste·ato·py·gia
    Pronunciation: (IPA) /ˌsti.ət.ə.ʹpɪʤ.i.ə/ also /sti.ˌæt.oʊ.ʹpaɪ.ʤi̯.ə/
    Pronunciation: (phonetic respelling) ˌstē-ət-ə-ˈpij-ē-ə also stē-ˌat-ō-, -ˈpī-j(ē-)ə
    Function: noun
    : an accumulation of a large amount of fat on the buttocks
    - ste·ato·py·gous or ste·ato·py·gic adjective

    Citation:
    Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/medical.htm

    January 6, 2007