cellulite

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noun cel·lu·lite \ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt, -ˌlēt\

Definition of cellulite

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cellulite

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


CELLULITE Defined for English Language Learners

cellulite

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Definition of cellulite for English Language Learners

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


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cellulite

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noun cel·lu·lite \ˈsel-yə-ˌlīt, -ˌlēt\

Medical Definition of cellulite

  1. :  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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