From New Latin steatopyga, from Ancient Greek στέᾱτος (stéātos). See steato-, pygo-.


steatopyga (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) A remarkable accretion of fat upon the buttocks of Africans of certain tribes, especially Khoekhoe women.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for steatopyga in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)