adipose

[ad-uh-pohs]

adjective

fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat.

noun

animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body.

Nearby words

  1. adipokinin,
  2. adiponecrosis,
  3. adiponecrosis neonatorum,
  4. adiponitrile,
  5. adipopexia,
  6. adipose cell,
  7. adipose degeneration,
  8. adipose fin,
  9. adipose fossa,
  10. adipose infiltration

Origin of adipose

1735–45; < Latin adip-, s of adeps fat, lard + -ose1

Related formsad·i·pose·ness, ad·i·pos·i·ty [ad-uh-pos-i-tee] /ˌæd əˈpɒs ɪ ti/, ad·i·po·sis, nounhy·per·ad·i·pose, adjectivehy·per·ad·i·pos·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for adiposis

adipose

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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Word Origin and History for adiposis

adipose

adj.

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."

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Medicine definitions for adiposis

adiposis

[ăd′ə-pōsĭs]

n.

Excessive accumulation of fat in the body.lipomatosis liposis

adipose

[ădə-pōs′]

adj.

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

n.

The fat found in adipose tissue.
Related formsadi•pose′ness null n.


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Science definitions for adiposis

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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