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Words nearby adip-
WORDS THAT USE ADIP-
What does adip- mean?
Adip- ultimately comes from the Latin adeps, meaning “fat, lard, grease.”
Adip- is a variant of adipo-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use adipo- article.
Examples of adip-
An example of a term related to adip- you may have heard of is adipose. As an adjective, adipose means “fatty, relating to fat.” As a noun, adipose is animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body.
Adipose literally means “full of fat.” (Don’t you go around calling anyone adipose, though!)
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