Definition of cellulite in English:

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cellulite

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛljʊlʌɪt/

noun

[mass noun]
Persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs.
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.

Origin

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

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