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adipose

[ ad-uh-pohs ]
/ ˈæd əˌpoʊs /
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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

First recorded in 1735–45; from Latin adip-, stem of adeps “fat, lard” + -ose1

OTHER WORDS FROM adipose

ad·i·pose·ness, ad·i·pos·i·ty [ad-uh-pos-i-tee], /ˌæd əˈpɒs ɪ ti/, ad·i·po·sis [ad-uh-poh-sis], /ˌæd əˈpoʊ sɪs/, nounhy·per·ad·i·pose, adjective
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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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Medical definitions for adipose

adipose
[ ădə-pōs′ ]

adj.

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

n.

The fat found in adipose tissue.

Other words from adipose

adi•pose′ness null n.
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Scientific 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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