a combining form with the meaning “fat, fatty tissue,” used in the formation of compound words: adipocere.

Nearby words

  1. adin,
  2. adios,
  3. adip-,
  4. adipate,
  5. adipic acid,
  6. adipocele,
  7. adipocellular,
  8. adipocere,
  9. adipocerite,
  10. adipocyte

Also especially before a vowel, adip-.

Origin of adipo-

< Latin adip- (see adipose) + -o- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for adipo-




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