Definition of adipose in US English:

adipose

adjective

technical
  • (especially of body tissue) used for the storage of fat.

    • ‘The infiltrate was seen deep, involving the skeletal muscle and adipose tissue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Storage in adipose tissue may be protective because pesticide levels in the brain are minimized.’
    fatty, oily, fat, swimming in fat, swimming in oil, buttery, oleaginous
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Origin

Mid 18th century: from modern Latin adiposus, from adeps, adip- ‘fat’.

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