[puh-nik-yuh-luh s]

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

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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n. pl. pan•nic•u•li (-lī′)

A sheet or layer of tissue.
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