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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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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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