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adipose

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adjective ad·i·pose \ˈa-də-ˌpōs\

Definition of adipose

  1. :  of or relating to animal fat; broadly :  fat

adiposityplay \ˌa-də-ˈpä-sə-tē\ noun


Examples of adipose in a sentence

  1. <seals have a thick layer of adipose tissue, which acts as insulation against the cold and contributes to buoyancy as well>



Origin of adipose

New Latin adiposus, from Latin adip-, adeps


First Known Use: 1743


Medical Dictionary

adipose

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adjective ad·i·pose \ˈad-ə-ˌpōs\

Medical Definition of adipose

  1. :  of or relating to fat; broadly :  fat





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