adip-

combining form
variants: or adipo-
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adip-

: fat
  • adipocyte

Origin and Etymology of adip-

borrowed from Latin adip-, adeps "animal fat, lard, fatty tissue" (perhaps borrowed, through another Italic language or Etruscan, from Greek áleiphar, áleipha, derivative of aleíphein "to smear, rub [with oil]") + -o- — more at aliphatic


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