[ ad-uh-pohs ]
/ ˈæd əˌpoʊs /
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fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat.
animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body.
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Origin of adipose
1735–45; <Latin adip-, s of adeps fat, lard + -ose1
OTHER WORDS FROM adiposead·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 adipose
/ (ˈædɪˌpəʊs, -ˌpəʊz) /
of, resembling, or containing fat; fatty
Word Origin for adipose
C18: from New Latin adiposus, from Latin adeps fat
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Medical definitions for adipose
[ ăd′ə-pōs′ ]
Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty.
The fat found in adipose tissue.
Other words from adiposead′i•pose′ness null n.
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Scientific definitions for adipose
[ ăd′ə-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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