Definition of adipose adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈædɪpəʊs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈædɪpoʊs//
; BrE BrE//ˈædɪpəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈædɪpoʊz//
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(of body tissue) used for storing fat Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from modern Latin adiposus, from adeps, adip- ‘fat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adipose