"Adipose" means "fat" but is usually used to refer specifically to tissue made up of mainly fat cells such as the yellow layer of fat beneath the skin. The word "adipose" comes from the Latin "adeps" meaning "fat, particularly lard."
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Denoting fat.

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ad·i·pose 'ad-ə-.pōs adj of or relating to fat broadly FAT

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ad·i·pose (adґĭ-pōs) [L. adiposus fatty] 1. fatty. 2. the fat present in the cells of adipose tissue.

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