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Meaning of abetalipoproteinemia

a•be•ta•lip•o•pro•tein•e•mi•a

Pronunciation: (ā"bā-tu-lip"u-prō"tē-nē'mē-u, -tē-u-nē'-, -lī"pu-, ā"bē-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism due to an inability to synthesize betalipoproteins necessary for the transport of triglycerides, leading to diarrhea, steatorrhea, and failure to thrive.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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