adipose ad·i·pose (ād'ə-pōs')
Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty. n.
The fat found in adipose tissue.
adiposis ad·i·po·sis (ād'ə-pō'sĭs)
Excessive accumulation of fat in the body. Also called lipomatosis, liposis.
|adipose (ād'ə-pōs') Pronunciation Key
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.