adipose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin adipōsus, from Latin adeps (fat, lard), probably related to Umbrian 𐌀𐌛𐌄𐌐𐌄𐌔 (ařepes, offerings of fat) since 𐌛 (ř) in Umbrian regularly represents an earlier *d.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæd.ɪ.pəʊs/, /ˈæd.ɪ.pəʊz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæd.ɪ.poʊs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊz

Adjective[edit]

adipose (comparative more adipose, superlative most adipose)

  1. Containing, composed of, or consisting of fat; fatty.
    • 2003, Dr. Andrew Packard, The Packard Weight Health Plan:
      They will attack the problem specifically at key sites in the brain, digestive system, and adipose organs.
  2. Slightly overweight; chubby.
    • 2012, Ruth Petrie, “Not So Lovely in the Garden”, in Notes from the Garden:
      This was a statue of a slightly adipose child in a bath hat with its nappy round its ankles.

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Noun[edit]

adipose (uncountable)

  1. Animal fat stored in the tissue of the body.
    • 2007, Giamila Fantuzzi, Theodore Mazzone, editor, Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, page xii:
      As reviewed in this volume, adipose function is mechanistically linked to diseases such as arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

adipose f (plural adiposes)

  1. adiposis

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

adipose

  1. feminine plural of adiposo

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

adipōse

  1. vocative masculine singular of adipōsus

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

adipose f (usually uncountable, plural adiposes)

  1. (medicine) adiposis (accumulation of adipose tissue)