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Definition of "cellulite" [cel•lu•lite]

  • A fatty deposit causing a dimpled or uneven appearance, as around the thighs and buttocks. (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 "cellulite" in a sentence
  • "The term cellulite is used to describe collection of fat, that cause dimpling in the skin."
  • "The term cellulite was coined in 1973 and refers to the dimpled appearance of the skin that some people have on their hips, thighs, and buttocks."
  • "In 1999, researchers in the US found that cellulite is associated with a thin layer of connective tissue made of collagen that sits just below the skin."
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