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- adj. Of or relating to adipose, the fatty tissue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fatty; adipose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fat; of the nature of fat; adipose.
The operation for the division of the stricture by the knife is conducted in the following way: an incision is to be made through the integuments, adipous membrane, and superficial fascia, of a length and depth sufficient to expose the tendon of the external oblique muscle for an inch or so above the external ring; and the hernia for the same extent below the ring.
Owing to the varied thickness of the adipous tissue contained in the superficial fascia at several regions of the same body, and at some corresponding regions of different individuals, it will be evident that the depth of the incision required to divide it, so as to expose subjacent structures, must vary accordingly.
The presence of a second adipous dorsal fin, and the form of the teeth, covered by lips distant from each other, and largest in the lower jaw, place the caribe among the serra-salmes.
The connexion of this fascia with Poupart's ligament along the line C D, together with the facts, that corresponding with this line the fascia is devoid of adipous substance, and the integument thin and delicate, whilst above over the abdomen, and below over the upper part of the thigh, the meshes of the fascia are generally loaded with a considerable quantity of adipous tissue, will account for the permanency and distinctness of the fold of the groin.