American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A type of connective tissue that contains stored cellular fat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) that form of animal tissue which forms or contains fat.
- n. a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
“To be sure they often look magnificently to my gymnasium-trained eye; and I always like to observe them when bathing, ” such splendid muscular development, set off by that smooth coating of adipose tissue which makes them, like the South-Sea Islanders appear even more muscular than they are.”
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