adipose

adjective
ad·i·pose | \ˈa-də-ˌpōs \

Definition of adipose 

: of or relating to animal fat broadly : fat

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Other Words from adipose

adiposity \ˌa-də-ˈpä-sə-tē \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for adipose

Synonyms

fatty

Antonyms

defatted, lean

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Examples of adipose in a Sentence

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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Within a couple of months, he was convinced adipose stem cells, found in abdominal fat, may be something that could finally provide lasting relief for his aching back. Dr. Sanjay Gupta And Roni Selig, CNN, "Jack Nicklaus' secret stem cell therapy: 'I didn't keep it private; no one asked me about it'," 27 Apr. 2018 Chinook stocked elsewhere will get just an adipose fin clip. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Alewife hit a record low in Lake Michigan in 2017," 21 Feb. 2018 For king salmon, a notch is made in their adipose fin, the small fin on their backs between their large, dorsal fin and their tail. Keith Matheny, USA TODAY, "King salmon reign becomes more precarious on changing Great Lakes," 23 Oct. 2017 For king salmon, a notch is made in their adipose fin, the small fin on their backs between their large, dorsal fin and their tail. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "King salmon reign shrinks, but more precariously on changing Great Lakes," 23 Oct. 2017 The rule allows anglers to keep two steelhead a day that have their adipose fin clipped, which are destined for hatcheries. Rocky Barker, idahostatesman, "Idaho anglers will get a steelhead season on hatchery fish after all | Idaho Statesman," 13 Oct. 2017 Remember to release all Cutts with unclipped adipose fins and stay at least 400 feet of the mouths of all the tributaries. Mark Yuasa, The Seattle Times, "Lake trout, rainbows and kokanee top the “to do” list of fishing activities around Lake Chelan," 19 May 2017 Only hatchery steelhead can be kept, 16 inches or longer, with adipose fin clipped. By Roger George And Dave Hurley, sacbee.com, "Fishing Report: Week of May 8," 9 May 2017 Synova is working on a portable device for rapid, non-chemical harvesting of stem cells from adipose tissue (fat). Samantha Gowen, Orange County Register, "Biz briefly: Irvine-based Synova Life Sciences wins $10,000 pitch prize," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of adipose

1635, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adipose

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

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adipose

adjective
ad·i·pose | \ˈad-ə-ˌpōs \

Medical Definition of adipose 

: of or relating to fat broadly : fat

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