fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat. animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body. Historical Examples The interstices between the different muscles are filled with adipose matter, or fat. A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) Calvin Cutter This was an office lined with adipose, with no work to […]
- Adipose cell
adipose cell adipose cell n. See fat cell.
- Adipose degeneration
adipose degeneration adipose degeneration n. See fatty degeneration.
- Adipose fin
a small, fleshy fin, usually lacking rays, behind the main dorsal fin in trouts, catfishes, and other bony fishes. Historical Examples This is known as the adipose fin, being formed of fatty substance covered by skin. A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan There are also three beautiful […]
- Adipose fossa
adipose fossa adipose fossa n. Any of the subcutaneous spaces in the breast containing accumulations of fat.