Definition of cellulite in English:


Line breaks: cel¦lu|lite
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛljʊlʌɪt


[mass noun]
  • Persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs.
    More example sentences
    • Liposuction is not a treatment for weight control or obesity and it cannot remove cellulite or stretch marks.
    • Liposuction does not change the structure of the skin, so can't get rid of cellulite.
    • Plastic surgeons may recommend alternative treatments for cellulite to be used alone or in conjunction with lipoplasty.


1960s: from French, from cellule ‘small cell’.

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