[ ad-uh-pos-i-tee ]
/ ˌæd əˈpɒs ɪ ti /
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the fact or condition of having much or too much fatty tissue in the body; obesity: Adult weight gain and adiposity in early adulthood were associated with marked increases in the risk of major chronic diseases in middle-aged and older men.
degree of fattiness or amount of fat, especially in a particular region of the body: Observational studies have linked higher intakes of whole grains to lower abdominal adiposity.
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Rarely ad·i·po·sis [ad-uh-poh-sis], /ˌæd əˈpoʊ sɪs/, ad·i·pose·ness [ad-uh-pohs-nis] /ˌæd əˈpoʊs nɪs/ .
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