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cellulite

noun cel·lu·lite \ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt, -ˌlēt\

: fat that is close to the surface of the skin and that makes the skin slightly bumpy

Full Definition of CELLULITE

:  deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue (as in the thighs, hips, and buttocks) that give a puckered and dimpled appearance to the skin surface

Origin of CELLULITE

French, literally, accumulation of subcutaneous fat, cellulitis, from cellule cell + -ite -itis
First Known Use: 1968

cellulite

noun cel·lu·lite \ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt, -ˌlēt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CELLULITE

:  deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue (as in the thighs, hips, and buttocks) that give a puckered and dimpled appearance to the skin surface

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