Definition of Adipose

1. Adjective. Composed of animal fat. "Adipose tissue constitutes the fat of meat"

Similar to: Fat, Fatty
Derivative terms: Adiposeness, Adiposity

Definition of Adipose

1. a. Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.

2. n. The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue, composed mainly of varying mixtures of tripalmitin, tristearin, and triolein. It solidifies after death.

Definition of Adipose

1. Adjective. of, related to, or composed of fat; fatty ¹

2. Noun. animal fat stored in the tissue of the body ¹

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Definition of Adipose

1. animal fat [n -S] : ADIPIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Adipose

1. Fat or tissue containing fat cells. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adipose

adipokinetic hormone
adipose (current term)
adipose capsule
adipose cell
adipose degeneration
adipose fin
adipose fins
adipose folds of the pleura
adipose fossae
adipose infiltration
adipose tissue
adipose tumor
adipose tumour

Literary usage of Adipose

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1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"adipose TISSUE. § 502. Globules of fat of various sizes make their appearance in the very elements of most of the tissues, in muscular fibres, in epithelial ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"adipose TISSUE. S 503. Globules of fat of various sizes make their ... Connective tissue thus loaded with fat is called adipose tissue ; and masses of ..."

3. How to Work with the Microscope by Lionel Smith ( Beale (1880)
"adipose Tissue.—adipose tissue may be examined by cutting off a thin section of the fat of any young animal, and placing it with a little water between two ..."

4. Bioplasm: An Introduction to the Study of Physiology & Medicine by Lionel Smith Beale (1872)
"The several stages through which adipose tissue passes in its development ... This is, indeed, the case, for adipose tissue is very largely supplied with ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1880)
"THE IMPEDIMENT OF adipose.—A CELEBRATED CASE. BY E. VALE BLAKE. FROM the days of Hippocrates, intelligent medical observers have noticed that an unusual ..."

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