fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat.
animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body.
- 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/, noun
- hy·per·ad·i·pose, adjective
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How to use adipose in a sentence
After a few months, she developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, or PAH — which causes firm tissue masses in the area that’s been treated.Linda Evangelista says CoolSculpting ‘disfigured’ her. Here’s what experts say about the procedure. | Angela Haupt | September 25, 2021 | Washington Post
A 2008 report in Neurology showed that folks with the highest levels of midsection adipose were nearly three times as likely to develop dementia as those with the lowest.
In particular, obesity contributes to a state of insulin resistance, in which the tissues of the body such as muscle, adipose and the liver become less responsive to the signal of insulin to take up and utilize glucose.
It’s got some connective tissue, which is sort of a non-woven fabric of protein, and then it’s got the interstitial adipose tissue.Would you like “milk” with that Impossible burger? | James Temple | October 20, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
It’s got adipose tissue, it’s got loose connective tissue, it’s got hard connective tissue, it’s got the muscle tissue itself.Would you like “milk” with that Impossible burger? | James Temple | October 20, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
They are two broad folds of membranous and adipose substance, forming the portals to the Vulva, or entrance to the Vagina.
Let the luckless one ask of me no more; let him call only upon the succulent; let him recruit among the full ranks of the adipose.
The sedentary habit grew upon him; the vital organs got clogged with adipose tissue.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12 | Elbert Hubbard
Laura was a cool-headed woman, shrewd and astute, with heart under perfect control, her feelings well upholstered by adipose.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13 | Elbert Hubbard
Such ethereal food is highly unproductive of adipose tissue, and the poet needs adipose like any other man.
British Dictionary definitions for adipose
of, resembling, or containing fat; fatty
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Scientific definitions for adipose
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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