adipous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

adipose +‎ -ous

Adjective[edit]

adipous (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy, archaic) Of or relating to adipose, the fatty tissue.
    • 1828, W. Lawrence, "Observations on the Nature and Treatment of Erysipelas", Medico-Chirurgical Transactions 14 (2): 15
      Mr. Copland Hutchison remarks*, that the cellular texture connecting the adipous membrane , to the fascia or muscles, suppurates and sloughs more readily than the adipous substance itself.

Usage notes[edit]

An earlier alternative to adipose, this spelling fell out of use by the middle of the 19th century.

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