Adipose (adjective)

  1. Relating to or consisting of fat, especially in animals.
  2. Having an excessive amount of body fat.


Derived from the latin word adiposus, meaning 'fat'.


  1. Adipose tissue helps store energy and insulate the body.
  2. Adipose cells store excess fat in the body.
  3. Obesity is often characterized by an excessive amount of adipose tissue.
  4. The adipose layer provided a layer of insulation from the cold.
  5. The adipose deposits in the liver can lead to liver disease.
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