Origin of adipose
Examples from the Web for adipose
The graylings are closely allied to the trout family, having an adipose second dorsal fin.Favorite Fish and Fishing|James Alexander Henshall
This marked absence of adipose tissue makes the skinning of the animal a difficult task.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
Evidence of this soon appears in the circumstance that the deposit of adipose tissue is no longer confined to the proper places.Tobacco and Alcohol|John Fiske
He smoked incessantly like a martyr, to reduce his flesh, but no adipose matter ever vanished in that cloud of sacrifice!Round the Block|John Bell Bouton
It goes without saying, however, that the amount of adipose thus deposited is meager.
British Dictionary definitions for adipose
Word Origin for adipose
Word Origin and History for adipose
1743, from Modern Latin adiposus "fatty," from Latin adipem (nominative adeps, genitive adipis) "soft fat of animals, fat, lard," from Greek aleipha "unguent, fat," related to lipos "grease, fat" (see leave (v.)). Change of -l- to -d- "prob. due to Umbrian influence" [Klein]. But it could as well be a native Italic formation from the same roots, *ad-leip-a "sticking onto."