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adipose

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Pronunciation: /ˈadɪpəʊs
 
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Definition of adipose in English:

adjective

technical
(Especially of body tissue) used for the storage of fat.
Example sentences
  • Subcutaneous adipose tissue and skeletal muscle mass, however, were the same in both groups.
  • We measured the circumference of the waist and hips, and we analysed subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue by gas chromatography for fatty acids.
  • The weight of the abdominal viscera and adipose tissue pressed on the diaphragm, resulting in decreased chest volume.

Origin

mid 18th century: from modern Latin adiposus, from adeps, adip- 'fat'.

Derivatives

adiposity

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈpɒsɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Grossly, the right ventricular chamber was moderately to markedly dilated, and its free wall showed extensive myocardial adiposity.
  • Central abdominal adiposity has a stronger association with CV risk factors than peripheral obesity and is more predictive of coronary events.
  • For example, central adiposity is linked with insulin resistance, whereas centrifugal or gluteal adiposity is not.

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