steatopygia


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steatopygia

 [ste″ah-to-pij´e-ah]
excessive fatness of the buttocks. adj., adj steatop´ygous.

ste·a·top·y·ga

, steatopygia (stē'ă-top'i'gă, -pij'ē-ă),
Excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks.
[steato- + G. pygē, buttocks]

steatopygia

/ste·a·to·pyg·ia/ (ste″ah-to-pij´e-ah) excessive fatness of the buttocks.steatop´ygous

steatopygia

(stē-ăt′ə-pĭj′ē-ə, -pī′jē-ə)
n.
An extreme accumulation of fat on the buttocks.

ste′a·to·pyg′ic (stē′ă-tə-pĭj′ĭk, -pī′jĭk), ste′a·to·py′gous (-pī′gəs) adj.

ste·a·top·y·ga

, steatopygia (stē'ă-top'i-gă, -top-ij'ē-ă)
Excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks.
[steato- + G. pygē, buttocks]

steatopygia

excessive fatness of the buttocks; a normal state in fat-tailed sheep.
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This symbolic connection is further developed and illuminated with the tradition of the Rain Sisters, including David's ancestor Antjie Cloete, who during a draught in Andrew le Fleur's time were sent to bring back "radical moisture" from the peninsula: in a "memory of a lapsed tradition," Le Fleur "saw in a flash that the women blessed with the most bountiful behinds, the queens of steatopygia, were the chosen Brides of Christ-that they would be the ones to carry water to the promised land .
According to Graham, David's Story addresses these very issues by mapping the characters' physical bodies with the scars, birth cauls, and steatopygia that link them not only to their traumatized ancestors but to the land itself.
Groups sharing intermediate characteristics include the Jarawa and Onge, whose women may show steatopygia (excess fat on the buttocks), have very dark frizzy hair, and speak languages of the Austronesian family.