a combining form with the meaning “fat, fatty tissue,” used in the formation of compound words:
adipo- or adip-
adipocele adipocele ad·i·po·cele (ād’ə-pō-sēl’) n. See lipocele.
adipocellular adipocellular ad·i·po·cel·lu·lar (ād’ə-pō-sěl’yə-lər) adj. Relating to or composed of fatty tissue and connective tissue.
a waxy substance produced by the decomposition of dead animal bodies in moist burial places or under water. Historical Examples There was not a trace of adipocere—the peculiar waxy soap that forms in bodies that decay in water or in a damp situation. The Vanishing Man R. Austin Freeman The brain was considerable in quantity, […]
. noun a fat cell that accumulates and stores fats adipocyte ad·i·po·cyte (ād’ə-pō-sīt’) n. See fat cell.