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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“Adip-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adip-. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.
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