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adipo- +‎ -osis


adiposis (countable and uncountable, plural adiposes)

  1. (medicine) A condition marked by the accumulation of adipose (fatty) tissue.
    Synonyms: liposis, polysarcia
    • 1922, Julius Parker Sedgwick, Text-Book of Pediatrics[1], page 210:
      These adiposes are etiologically divisible into two types; those, on the one hand, which constitute a phenomenon of hypo- or athyroidea; and, those, on the other hand, which are sequela to hypoplasias and to functional errors in the germinal organs (castration, genital infantilism, etc).
    • 2004, Günther Wittlinger, Hildegard Wittlinger, Textbook of Dr. Vodders: Manual Lymph Drainage, Volume 1: Basic Course, 7th Edition, Complementary Medicine Series, page 92,
      One should always differentiate between adiposis and panniculopathia-oedemato-fibrosclerotica (the so-called cellulite).
    • 2009, Ziad F. Issa; John M. Miller; Douglas P. Zipes, Clinical Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease, page 479:
      The site of the presystolic activation and delayed conduction along the reentrant circuit have been shown to have significant abnormalities such as fibrosis, adiposis, and degeneration of the myocardium. The scattered myocyte islets in the extensive adiposis and/or fibrosis can form an electrical maze around the surgical suture area.

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  1. dative/ablative masculine/feminine/neuter plural of adipōsus