cellulite

noun
cel·​lu·​lite | \ ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) , -ˌlēt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) \

Definition of cellulite

: deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue (as in the thighs, hips, and buttocks) that give a puckered and dimpled appearance to the skin surface

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Lifestyle magazines promote celebrity diets between features on products to reduce stretch marks or remove cellulite (which 80 to 90% of women have). Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "Summer is sexist: Women have to sweat 'bikini bodies,' hair removal, camp and crime," 7 June 2019 Kylie Shea is a strong, gorgeous professional ballerina, but she’s always been embarrassed by the cellulite on her legs. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Professional Ballerina Posts Photo of Her Cellulite After Years of Disordered Eating: I 'Feel Very Vulnerable'," 13 Feb. 2018 My daughter used the FasciaBlaster and her cellulite improved. Emily Listfield, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Body Sculptors," 1 June 2017 Unfortunately for those who seek to make cellulite disappear, coffee grounds can't achieve this indefinitely. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "Do Coffee Grounds Really Get Rid of Cellulite?," 30 Sep. 2015 Noses can be changed, and stomachs can be tightened, and cellulite can be lasered away, apparently. Glamour, "If You've Ever Struggled With Body Image, Lili Reinhart Has a Message for You," 11 Nov. 2018 The campaign images accompanying the launch portray the naked bodies of other women (not just the dimension-defying curves Kardashian herself), showing off their stretch marks, cellulite, and rolls. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Is Launching Two Brand-New KKW Body Fragrances," 1 Nov. 2018 In addition, prime real estate within the two-floor space is being granted to four LED light beds that have been redesigned to simultaneously treat different zones of the body, say anti-cellulite for the derrière paired with anti-aging on the neck. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Joanna Vargas Opens Up a New Manhattan Spa—Just in Time for the Holidays," 4 Dec. 2018 In the skin-care aisle, the ingredient is often found in cellulite and eye creams. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of cellulite

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cellulite

French, literally, accumulation of subcutaneous fat, cellulitis, from cellule cell + -ite -itis

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cellulite

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cellulite

: fat that is close to the surface of the skin and that makes the skin slightly bumpy

cellulite

noun
cel·​lu·​lite | \ ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) , -ˌlēt How to pronounce cellulite (audio) \

Medical Definition of cellulite

: deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue (as in the thighs, hips, and buttocks) that give a puckered and dimpled appearance to the skin surface

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