from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty.
  • n. The fat found in adipose tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, related to, or composed of fat; fatty
  • n. animal fat stored in the tissue of the body

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.
  • n. The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue, composed mainly of varying mixtures of tripalmitin, tristearin, and triolein. It solidifies after death.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fatty; consisting of, resembling, or having relation to fat.
  • n. Fat in general; specifically, the fat on the kidneys.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. composed of animal fat


New Latin adipōsus, from Latin adeps, adip-, fat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin adeps "fat, lard" (Wiktionary)



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  • A race of blobs of fat. Originally, they came from the planet Adipose III, which was taken by Davros. After they lost their home planet, they started breeding on Earth.
    Appeared in season 4, episode 1, Partners in Crime.

    October 2, 2008