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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs;
- Example: "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
[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, grease.] Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty. [1913 Webster] 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):

adipose tissue 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]