Ad"i*pose` (?; 277), a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat, grease.]

Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.

Adipose fin (Zoöl.), a soft boneless fin. --
Adipose tissue (Anat.), that form of animal tissue which forms or contains fat.


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Ad"i*pose` (?), n. (Physiol.)

The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue, composed mainly of varying mixtures of tripalmitin, tristearin, and triolein. It solidifies after death.


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