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cellulite

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

Simple Definition of cellulite

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cellulite

  1. :  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 and Etymology of cellulite

French, literally, accumulation of subcutaneous fat, cellulitis, from cellule cell + -ite -itis


First Known Use: 1968

Rhymes with cellulite

aquavit, at one's feet, balance sheet, biathlete, bittersweet, booster seat, bucket seat, catbird seat, cookie sheet, corps d'elite, countryseat, county seat, crystal pleat, decathlete, drag one's feet, driver's seat, easy street, exegete, incomplete, indiscreet, latent heat, letter sheet, lorikeet, make ends meet, marguerite, Masorete, meadowsweet, meet and greet, miss a beat, Nayarit, obsolete, off one's feet, on one's feet, on the street, overeat, overheat, Paraclete, parakeet, pentathlete, prickly heat, rumble seat, saddle seat, scandal sheet, self-conceit, semisweet, shredded wheat, sliding seat, spirochete, superheat, to one's feet, triathlete, trick or treat, two-way street, undertreat, up one's street, winding-sheet, window seat


Medical Dictionary

cellulite

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

Medical Definition of cellulite

  1. :  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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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of cellulite


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