Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a soft boneless fin.
  • adjective (Anat.) that form of animal tissue which forms or contains fat.
  • noun (Physiol.) The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue, composed mainly of varying mixtures of tripalmitin, tristearin, and triolein. It solidifies after death.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, related to, or composed of fat; fatty
  • noun animal fat stored in the tissue of the body

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

  • adjective composed of animal fat

Etymologies

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

New Latin adipōsus, from Latin adeps, adip-, fat.

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From the Latin adeps "fat, lard"

Examples

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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