adipose

[ ad-uh-pohs ]
/ ˈæd əˌpoʊs /

adjective

fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat.

noun

animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body.

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Origin of adipose

1735–45; < Latin adip-, s of adeps fat, lard + -ose1
Related formsad·i·pose·ness, ad·i·pos·i·ty [ad-uh-pos-i-tee] /ˌæd əˈpɒs ɪ ti/, ad·i·po·sis, nounhy·per·ad·i·pose, adjectivehy·per·ad·i·pos·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for adipose

adipose

/ (ˈædɪˌpəʊs, -ˌpəʊz) /

adjective

of, resembling, or containing fat; fatty

noun

animal fat

Word Origin for adipose

C18: from New Latin adiposus, from Latin adeps fat
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Medicine definitions for adipose

adipose

[ ădə-pōs′ ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty.

n.

The fat found in adipose tissue.
Related formsadi•pose′ness null n.
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Science definitions for adipose

adipose

[ ădə-pōs′ ]

Relating to or consisting of animal fat.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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