1. [syn: adipose tissue, fat, fatty tissue]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Adipose \Ad"i*pose`\ (?; 277), a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat,
Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.
Adipose fin (Zool.), a soft boneless fin.
Adipose tissue (Anat.), that form of animal tissue which
forms or contains fat.
[1913 Webster] Adiposeness
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as
a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital
organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
[syn: adipose tissue, fat, fatty tissue]