Adipose
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Adipose

English

Etymology

From New Latin adip?sus, from Latin adeps ("fat, lard"), probably related to Umbrian (a?epes, "offerings of fat") since ? (?) in Umbrian regularly represents an earlier *d.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /'æd.?.ps/, /'æd.?.pz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /'æd.?.po?s/
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  • Rhymes: -z

Adjective

adipose (comparative more adipose, superlative most adipose)

  1. Containing, composed of, or consisting of fat; fatty.
    • 2003, Dr. Andrew Packard, The Packard Weight Health Plan:
      They will attack the problem specifically at key sites in the brain, digestive system, and adipose organs.
  2. Slightly overweight; chubby.
    • 2012, Ruth Petrie, "Not So Lovely in the Garden", in Notes from the Garden:
      This was a statue of a slightly adipose child in a bath hat with its nappy round its ankles.

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Noun

adipose (uncountable)

  1. Animal fat stored in the tissue of the body.
    • 2007, Giamila Fantuzzi, Theodore Mazzone, editor, Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, page xii:
      As reviewed in this volume, adipose function is mechanistically linked to diseases such as arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.

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Further reading


French

Noun

adipose f (plural adiposes)

  1. adiposis

Further reading


Italian

Adjective

adipose f pl

  1. feminine plural of adiposo

Anagrams


Latin

Adjective

adip?se

  1. vocative masculine singular of adip?sus

Portuguese

Noun

adipose f (usually uncountable, plural adiposes)

  1. (medicine) adiposis (accumulation of adipose tissue)

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