Origin of adipose
Examples from the Web for adiposity
May I have the honour of conducting your Adiposity to the guest-chamber?Sylvie and Bruno|Lewis Carroll
British Dictionary definitions for adiposity
Word Origin for adipose
Word Origin and History for adiposity
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."