adiposity

adipose

[ad-uh-pohs]
adjective
1.
fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat.
noun
2.
animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body.

Origin:
1735–45; < Latin adip-, s of adeps fat, lard + -ose1

adiposeness, adiposity [ad-uh-pos-i-tee] , adiposis, noun
hyperadipose, adjective
hyperadiposity, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To adiposity
Collins
World English Dictionary
adipose (ˈædɪˌpəʊs, -ˌpəʊz)
 
adj
1.  of, resembling, or containing fat; fatty
 
n
2.  animal fat
 
[C18: from New Latin adiposus, from Latin adeps fat]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

adipose
1743, from Mod.L. adiposus "fatty," from L. adipem (nom. adeps, gen. adipis) "fat of animals," from Gk. aleipha "unguent, fat," related to lipos "grease, fat" (see leave (v.)). Change of -l- to -d- "prob. due to Umbrian influence" [Klein].
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

adipose ad·i·pose (ād'ə-pōs')
adj.
Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty. n.
The fat found in adipose tissue.


ad'i·pose'ness or ad'i·pos'i·ty (-pŏs'ĭ-tē) n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature