Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The excessive growth of fatty tissue in the body or any of its parts.

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  • n. pathology in which fat accumulates in lipomas in the body

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Examples

  • Dercum of Philadelphia has described a variety of obesity which he has called "adiposis dolorosa," in which there is an enormous growth of fat, sometimes limited, sometimes spread all over the body, this condition differing from that of general lipomatosis in its rarity, in the mental symptoms, in the headache, and the generally painful condition complained of.

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  • _Diffuse lipomatosis_ usually begins over the nape and spreads more or less symmetrically till it completely surrounds the neck.

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  • which he has called ` ` adiposis dolorosa, '' in which there is an enormous growth of fat, sometimes limited, sometimes spread all over the body, this condition differing from that of general lipomatosis in its rarity, in the mental symptoms, in the headache, and the generally painful condition complained of.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • l5-s1 level small amount of Granulated tissue present at operative site extending in the right lateral recess. s1 nerve root inlarged, mild epidural lipomatosis.

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  • Also consider that individuals who have NO fat tissue (e.g. lipodystrophy) have extremely elevated metabolic risk factors, meanwhile others who can apparently indefinitely grow more fat mass (multiple symmetric lipomatosis - think

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