Adipose definition

ădə-pōs
Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty.
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The fat found in adipose tissue.
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Of, like, or containing animal fat; fatty.
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Fat in the connective tissue of an animal's body.
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Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty.
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The fat found in adipose tissue.
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Relating to or consisting of animal fat. &diamf3; Adipose tissue is a type of connective tissue consisting of adipose cells, which are specialized to produce and store large fat globules. These globules are composed mainly of glycerol esters of oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids. Adipose tissue is the main reservoir of fat in animals.
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Containing, composed of, or consisting of fat; fatty.
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Slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft.
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Animal fat stored in the tissue of the body.
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Origin of adipose

  • New Latin adipōsus from Latin adeps adip- fat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin adipōsus, from Latin adeps (“fat, lard”).

    From Wiktionary