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Definition of "adipose" []

  • Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty. (adjective)
  • The fat found in adipose tissue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adipose" in a sentence
  • "Since fat cells floated to the surface of the incubation medium, it proved a simple matter to separate and purify these cells from the mostly vascular cells in adipose tissue."
  • "Korn had already established that the enzyme was present in adipose tissue."
  • "The researchers revealed that the enzyme called adipose-specific phospholipase A2 (AdPLA) is found in abundance only in fat tissue."