any nocturnal African mouse of the genus Steatomys, of dry regions: eaten as a delicacy by Africans because of their high fat content: family Muridae
- Fat necrosis
fat necrosis n. Necrosis of adipose tissue, characterized by the formation of small quantities of calcium soaps when fat is hydrolyzed into glycerol and fatty acids. Also called steatonecrosis.
[fat-nis] /ˈfæt nɪs/ noun 1. the state or condition of being ; obesity; corpulence. 2. richness; fertility; abundance: the fatness of the land.
- Fat pad
fat pad n. An accumulation of encapsulated adipose tissue.