fatty metamorphosis


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metamorphosis

 [met″ah-mor´fo-sis]
change of structure or shape; particularly, transition from one developmental stage to another, as from larva to adult form. adj., adj metamor´phic.
fatty metamorphosis any normal or pathologic transformation of fat, including fatty infiltration and fatty degeneration.

fat·ty met·a·mor·pho·sis

the appearance of microscopically visible droplets of fat in the cytoplasm of cells.
See also: fatty degeneration.
Synonym(s): fatty change

steatosis

A pattern of reversible cell injury resulting from hypoxia, toxic or metabolic insults, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and protein malnutrition, which consists of an accumulation of droplets of triglcerides/neutral fat in various solid organs—classically, the liver—and most common in alcoholics in whom the changes regress with abstention from alcohol. Fatty changes may also occur in other organs (e.g., heart, muscle, kidney).

fat·ty met·a·mor·pho·sis

(fat'ē met'ă-mōr'fŏ-sis)
The appearance of microscopically visible droplets of fat in the cytoplasm of cells.
See also: fatty degeneration

metamorphosis

change of structure or shape; particularly, transition from one developmental stage to another, as from larva to adult form.

fatty metamorphosis
any normal or pathological transformation of fat, including fatty infiltration and fatty degeneration.