Synonyms for adipose

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ad-uh-pohs
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæd əˌpoʊs

Définition of adipose

Origin :
  • 1743, from Modern Latin adiposus "fatty," from Latin adipem (nominative adeps, genitive adipis) "soft fat of animals, fat, lard," from Greek aleipha "unguent, fat," related to lipos "grease, fat" (see leave (v.)). Change of -l- to -d- "prob. due to Umbrian influence" [Klein]. But it could as well be a native Italic formation from the same roots, *ad-leip-a "sticking onto."
  • adj fatty
Example sentences :
  • This was an office lined with adipose, with no work to speak of.
  • Extract from : « Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7 » by Elbert Hubbard
  • Fit as a fiddle only he has a lot of adipose tissue concealed about his person.
  • Extract from : « Ulysses » by James Joyce
  • There are also three beautiful red spots on the adipose fin.
  • Extract from : « Fly Fishing in Wonderland » by Klahowya
  • He sat, an adipose mass, breathing heavily, and sucking at his cigar.
  • Extract from : « The Man in the Twilight » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • He works his oxen hard, gives them enough to eat to keep them in full health and vigor, but nothing for adipose.
  • Extract from : « The Natural Cure of Consumption, Constipation, Bright's Disease, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, » by Charles Edward Page
  • His bulging eyes grew more and more prominent, and his adipose jaw dropped.
  • Extract from : « The Sins of Sverac Bablon » by Sax Rohmer
  • She is adipose to a degree that makes her circumference problematical, and her weight a mere matter of conjecture.
  • Extract from : « The Witches of New York » by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  • But once they had begun with the meagre child, the adipose old man, the lean or flabby youth, they went on through thick and thin.
  • Extract from : « Thoughts on Art and Autobiographical Memoirs of Giovanni Dupr » by Giovanni Dupr
  • The acini are imbedded in a mass of adipose tissue which contains the vessels and nerves.
  • Extract from : « A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II » by Various
  • He perched hesitatingly on the arm of an adipose easy chair, not having been specifically invited to sit.
  • Extract from : « Winnie Childs » by C. N. Williamson

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