fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat.
animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body.
of, resembling, or containing fat; fatty
1743, from Modern Latin adiposus “fatty,” from Latin adipem (nominative adeps, genitive adipis) “soft fat of animals, fat, lard,” from Greek aleipha “unguent, fat,” related to lipos “grease, fat” (see leave (v.)). Change of -l- to -d- “prob. due to Umbrian influence” [Klein]. But it could as well be a native Italic formation from the same roots, *ad-leip-a “sticking onto.”
adiposis ad·i·po·sis (ād’ə-pō’sĭs)
Excessive accumulation of fat in the body. Also called lipomatosis, liposis.
adipose ad·i·pose (ād’ə-pōs’)
Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty. n.
The fat found in adipose tissue.
ad’i·pose’ness or ad’i·pos’i·ty (-pŏs’ĭ-tē) n.
Relating to or consisting of animal fat. ◇ Adipose tissue is a type of connective tissue consisting of adipose cells, which are specialized to produce and store large fat globules. These globules are composed mainly of glycerol esters of oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids. Adipose tissue is the main reservoir of fat in animals.
- Adiposis cardiaca
adiposis cardiaca adiposis cardiaca adiposis car·di·a·ca (kär’dē-ā’kə) n. See fatty heart.
- Adiposis tuberosa simplex
adiposis tuberosa simplex adiposis tuberosa simplex adiposis tu·be·ro·sa sim·plex (tōō’bə-rō’sə sĭm’plěks’, tyōō’-) n. Small sensitive or painful masses of fat that occur on the abdomen or the extremities.
fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat. animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body. Historical Examples May I have the honour of conducting your adiposity to the guest-chamber? Sylvie and Bruno Lewis Carroll adjective of, resembling, or containing fat; fatty noun animal fat adj. 1743, from Modern Latin adiposus “fatty,” from […]
- Adiposogenital dystrophy
adiposogenital dystrophy adiposogenital dystrophy ad·i·po·so·gen·i·tal dystrophy (ād’ə-pō’sō-jěn’ĭ-tl) n. A disorder characterized primarily by obesity and genital hypoplasia either of which may be caused by a tumor of the adenohypophysis or lesions of the hypothalamus.