ad·​eps ˈad-ˌeps How to pronounce adeps (audio)
plural adipes ˈad-ə-ˌpēz How to pronounce adeps (audio)
: purified internal abdominal fat of the hog used in pharmacy in the preparation of ointments

called also lard

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“Adeps.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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