- lumpy fat deposits, especially in the thighs and buttocks.
Origin of cellulite
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Examples from the Web for cellulite
While slips can hide VPL and your backside on a windy day, Spanx can help hide a lot more, like cellulite or a protruding tummy.Kate Middleton’s “Bottomgate” Shows Why Women Still Need Slips
May 28, 2014
- a name sometimes given to subcutaneous fat alleged to resist dieting
C20: from French, from cellule cell
Word Origin and History for cellulite
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A fatty deposit causing a dimpled or uneven appearance, as around the thighs.
A popular term for fat that is difficult to remove by dieting and that often has a dimpled appearance. There is no physiological difference between cellulite and ordinary fat.
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