Definition of abetalipoproteinaemia in English:

abetalipoproteinaemia

(also abetalipoproteinemia, a-β-lipoproteinaemia)

noun

Medicine
  • A rare inherited (autosomal recessive) disorder characterized by absence of certain types of lipoprotein from the blood, malabsorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins, and acanthocytosis, often with retinal and neuromuscular abnormalities.

Origin

1960s. From a- + beta + lipoprotein + -aemia.

Pronunciation

abetalipoproteinaemia

/eɪˌbiːtəlʌɪpə(ʊ)ˌprəʊtiːˈniːmɪə//eɪˌbiːtəlɪpə(ʊ)ˌprəʊtiːˈniːmɪə/