adipose tissue

Definitions of adipose tissue
  1. noun
    a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    synonyms: fat, fatty tissue
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    flab
    loose or flaccid body fat
    atheroma
    a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow
    cellulite
    lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.
    puppy fat
    fat on the body of a baby or child; disappears at adolescence
    mons, mons pubis, mons veneris
    a mound of fatty tissue covering the pubic area in women
    belly, paunch
    a protruding abdomen
    love handle, spare tire
    excess fat around the waistline
    bay window, corporation, pot, potbelly, tummy
    slang for a paunch
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    animal tissue
    the tissue in the bodies of animals
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