adipose

adjective ad·i·pose \ ˈa-də-ˌpōs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adipose

:of or relating to animal fat; broadly :fat

adiposity

play \ˌa-də-ˈpä-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of adipose in a Sentence

  1. seals have a thick layer of adipose tissue, which acts as insulation against the cold and contributes to buoyancy as well

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Origin and Etymology of adipose

borrowed from Medieval Latin adipōsus, from Latin adip-, adeps "fat" + -ōsus 1-ose — more at adip-

adipose Synonyms

Synonyms
fatty
Antonyms
defatted, lean
Related Words
blubbery; greasy, oily; lardy, rich
Near Antonyms
fibrous, gristly, stringy, tough; nonfat

Medical Dictionary

adipose

adjective ad·i·pose \ ˈad-ə-ˌpōs \

medical Definition of adipose

:of or relating to fat; broadly :fat


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