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panniculus

[ puh-nik-yuh-luhs ]
/ pəˈnɪk yə ləs /
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noun, plural pan·nic·u·li [puh-nik-yuh-lahy]. /pəˈnɪk yəˌlaɪ/. Anatomy.
a layer of tissue, especially a subcutaneous layer of fat.
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Origin of panniculus

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

OTHER WORDS FROM panniculus

pan·nic·u·lar, adjective
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Medical definitions for panniculus

panniculus
[ pə-nĭkyə-ləs ]

n. pl. pan•nic•u•li (-lī′)
A sheet or layer of tissue.
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