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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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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