or cor·pu·len·cy

[ kawr-pyuh-luh ns or kawr-pyuh-luh n-see ]
/ ˈkɔr pyə ləns or ˈkɔr pyə lən si /


bulkiness or largeness of body; fatness; portliness.

Origin of corpulence

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word corpulentia. See corpulent, -ence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for corpulence


[ kôrpyə-ləns ]


The condition of being excessively fat; obesity.
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