obesity

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noun obe·si·ty \ō-ˈbē-sə-tē\

Definition of obesity

  1. :  a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body

Examples of obesity in a sentence

  1. <obesity has been linked to a number of health risks, such as heart disease>

Circa 1611

First Known Use of obesity

circa 1611

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Medical Dictionary

obesity

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noun obe·si·ty \ō-ˈbē-sət-ē\

Medical Definition of obesity

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obesities

  1. :  a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body and that in an adult is typically indicated by a body mass index of 30 or greater



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