panniculus

[puh-nik-yuh-luhs]
noun, plural panniculi [puh-nik-yuh-lahy] . Anatomy.
a layer of tissue, especially a subcutaneous layer of fat.

Origin:
< Latin: small piece of cloth, rag, equivalent to pann(us) cloth, rag (cf. pane) + -i- -i- + -culus -cule1; see panicle

pannicular, adjective
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panniculus pan·nic·u·lus (pə-nĭk'yə-ləs)
n. pl. pan·nic·u·li (-lī')
A sheet or layer of tissue.

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Positioning for procedures may require more staff to retract and lift the panniculus and skin folds.
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