Fatty liver
Fatty Fat"ty, a. Containing fat, or having the qualities of fat; greasy; gross; as, a fatty substance. [1913 Webster]

{Fatty acid} (Chem.), any one of the paraffin series of monocarbonic acids, as formic acid, acetic, etc.; -- so called because the higher members, as stearic and palmitic acids, occur in the natural fats, and are themselves fatlike substances.

{Fatty clays}. See under {Clay}.

{Fatty degeneration} (Med.), a diseased condition, in which the oil globules, naturally present in certain organs, are so multiplied as gradually to destroy and replace the efficient parts of these organs.

{Fatty heart}, {Fatty liver}, etc. (Med.), a heart, liver, etc., which have been the subjects of fatty degeneration or infiltration.

{Fatty infiltration} (Med.), a condition in which there is an excessive accumulation of fat in an organ, without destruction of any essential parts of the latter.

{Fatty tumor} (Med.), a tumor consisting of fatty or adipose tissue; lipoma. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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