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corpulence

or corpulency

[kawr-pyuh-luh ns or kawr-pyuh-luh n-see] /ˈkɔr pyə ləns or ˈkɔr pyə lən si/
noun
1.
bulkiness or largeness of body; fatness; portliness.
Origin of corpulence
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400; Middle English word from Latin word corpulentia. See corpulent, -ence
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n.

late 15c. "body size" (either large or small, with adjective), from Old French corpulence (14c.) "corpulence; physical size, build," from Latin corpulentia "grossness of body," noun of quality from corpulentus (see corpulent). Restriction to "bulkiness, obesity" began late 16c. Related: Corpulency.

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corpulence in Medicine

corpulence cor·pu·lence (kôr'pyə-ləns)
n.
The condition of being excessively fat; obesity.

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