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Meaning of ADIPOSE

Pronunciation:  'adu`pows

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ad"i*pose`\ (?; 277), a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat,
    grease.]
    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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