Adjective "adipose" definition and examples

(Adipose may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈadɪpəʊs//ˈadɪpəʊz/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

(especially of body tissue) used for the storage of fat.
  1. 'Subcutaneous adipose tissue and skeletal muscle mass, however, were the same in both groups.'
  2. 'The weight of the abdominal viscera and adipose tissue pressed on the diaphragm, resulting in decreased chest volume.'

More definitions

1. fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat. noun

2. animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body.

More examples(as adjective)

"tissues can be adipose."

"fins can be adipose."

"cells can be adipose."

"bodies can be adipose."

Origin

Mid 18th century: from modern Latin adiposus, from adeps, adip- ‘fat’.