variants or adipo-
: fat

Word History


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-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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