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adipose

adjective ad·i·pose \ˈa-də-ˌpōs\

Definition of ADIPOSE

:  of or relating to animal fat; broadly :  fat
ad·i·pos·i·ty \ˌa-də-ˈpä-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of ADIPOSE

  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

Related to ADIPOSE

Synonyms
fatty
Antonyms
defatted, lean

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
Medical Dictionary

adipose

adjective ad·i·pose \ˈad-ə-ˌpōs\

Medical Definition of ADIPOSE

:  of or relating to fat; broadly :  fat

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