variants: or adipo-

Definition of adip-

: fat adipocyte

History and Etymology for 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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