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  • Kim F. Holec
    Interestingly enough, this showed up today: Date: Sat, 18 Dec 1999 00:03:54 -0500 ... From: Wordsmith To: linguaphile@wordsmith.org
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      Interestingly enough, this showed up today:

      Date: Sat, 18 Dec 1999 00:03:54 -0500
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      From: Wordsmith <wsmith@...>
      To: linguaphile@...
      Subject: A.Word.A.Day--steatopygia

      steatopygia (stee-at-uh-pij-ee-uh) noun

      An extreme accumulation of fat on the buttocks.

      [Steato- fat + Greek puge, rump + -ia.]

      "No one had told her that all that keeping still encouraged the growth
      of an uncommonly large posterior and by the time Sally thought of taking
      more exercise, steatopygia had set in for good ...."
      Wicomb, Zoe, Untitled extract. (excerpt from a novel in progress),
      World Literature Today, 1 Jan 1996.

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      Pronunciation:
      http://www.wordsmith.org/words/steatopygia.wav
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