adipose


ad·i·pose

adjective \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

ad·i·pose

adjective \ˈad-ə-ˌpōs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADIPOSE

: of or relating to fat; broadly : fat

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