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Meaning of ADIPOSE

Pronunciation:  'adu`pows

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  composed of animal fat; "adipose tissue constitutes the fat of meat"

ADIPOSE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: fat, fatty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ad"i*pose`\ (?; 277), a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat,
    Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.
    {Adipose fin} (Zo["o]l.), a soft boneless fin.
    {Adipose tissue} (Anat.), that form of animal tissue which
       forms or contains fat.
  2. \Ad"i*pose`\, n. (Physiol.)
    The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue, composed
    mainly of varying mixtures of tripalmitin, tristearin, and
    triolein. It solidifies after death.
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