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obesity

noun obe·si·ty \ō-ˈbē-sə-tē\

Definition of OBESITY

:  a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body

Examples of OBESITY

  1. <obesity has been linked to a number of health risks, such as heart disease>

First Known Use of OBESITY

circa 1611

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor
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obesity

noun obe·si·ty \ō-ˈbē-sət-ē\
plural obe·si·ties

Medical Definition of OBESITY

:  a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body and that in an adult is typically indicated by a body mass index of 30 or greater

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