panniculus

[ puh-nik-yuh-luh s ]
/ pəˈnɪk yə ləs /

noun, plural pan·nic·u·li [puh-nik-yuh-lahy] /pəˈnɪk yəˌlaɪ/. Anatomy.

a layer of tissue, especially a subcutaneous layer of fat.

Nearby words

  1. panner's disease,
  2. pannhas,
  3. pannicular hernia,
  4. panniculectomy,
  5. panniculitis,
  6. panniculus adiposus,
  7. panniculus carnosus,
  8. pannier,
  9. pannikin,
  10. pannikin boss

Origin of panniculus

< Latin: small piece of cloth, rag, equivalent to pann(us) cloth, rag (cf. pane) + -i- -i- + -culus -cule1; see panicle

Related formspan·nic·u·lar, adjective

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Medicine definitions for pannicular

panniculus

[ pə-nĭkyə-ləs ]

n. pl. pan•nic•u•li (-lī′)

A sheet or layer of tissue.

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