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
Recent Examples of cellulite from the Web
The answer is that no one should have to feel ashamed of having cellulite.
Johnson wanted to challenge herself—and other women like her—to accept her cellulite this summer.
Splash Remember back in April when Kim Kardashian was photographed on her Mexican vacation with her cellulite on full display?
Cellulite is totally natural, and as such, there's a social media movement at work encouraging people to embrace cellulite without shame.
Cryotherapy, an anti-inflammatory treatment, is the latest West Coast craze to treat muscle pain, reduce cellulite, and more.
The benefits of adding water to workouts include increased range of motion to joints, improved weight loss, the alleviation of muscle soreness and a reduction in the appearance of cellulite, according to Ybarra.
Rolling also stimulates the lymphatic system to help flush toxins, get rid of bloating, and even reduce cellulite.
Last week, the 29-year-old model and body positive activist shared shots from her unedited booty-baring nude photoshoot for V magazine, proudly displaying her cellulite, nipples and backside to the world in her first nude shoot ever.
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Origin and Etymology of cellulite
French, literally, accumulation of subcutaneous fat, cellulitis, from cellule cell + -ite -itis
First Known Use: 1968See Words from the same year
CELLULITE Defined for English Language Learners
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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