The interstices between the different muscles are filled with adipose matter, or fat.
This was an office lined with adipose, with no work to speak of.
This is known as the adipose fin, being formed of fatty substance covered by skin.
There are also three beautiful red spots on the adipose fin.
Evidence of this soon appears in the circumstance that the deposit of adipose tissue is no longer confined to the proper places.
He works his oxen hard, gives them enough to eat to keep them in full health and vigor, but nothing for adipose.
This was a frightfully hot morning, and the adipose object on the car step was slumbering blissfully.
But once they had begun with the meagre child, the adipose old man, the lean or flabby youth, they went on through thick and thin.
But the Hydrophilus' larva shows no accumulation of it in its adipose layer, whereas the Sphex' is full of it.
The acini are imbedded in a mass of adipose tissue which contains the vessels and nerves.
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."
adipose ad·i·pose (ād'ə-pōs')
Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty. n.
The fat found in adipose tissue.
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.