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Definitions of adipose

  1. composed of animal fat; " adipose tissue constitutes the fat of meat"
  2. Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.
  3. The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue, composed mainly of varying mixtures of tripalmitin, tristearin, and triolein. It solidifies after death.
  4. Fat.
  5. Fat; fatty; consisting of or containing fat.
  6. Or designating animal fat; fatty.
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Usage examples for adipose

  1. Build- Square- shouldered, bony and muscular; lacking somewhat in adipose. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  2. According to this system the osseous, cartilaginous, and adipose tissues are classed as varieties of connective tissue. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  3. " Let 'em yell," says Mr. Billings- as though the general, by raising one adipose hand, could quell the storm. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  4. In many bodies, however, some degree of careful search requires to be made prior to the full exposure of the vessel in its sheath, in consequence of a considerable quantity of adipose tissue, some lymphatic glands, and many small veins lying in the immediate vicinity of the carotid artery and internal jugular vein. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  5. In three minutes more the side shows were tentless, the dwarfs trying to swarm up the giant's sturdy legs to safety or to hide among the adipose wrinkles of the fat lady, and the outfit tackled the cages. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  6. His six- feet- three of flesh and blood was knotty with muscle, but, in the garments of the polite, the muscularity showed like adipose tissue and spoilt him. – Love's Usuries by Louis Creswicke
  7. The steps of the operation performed at the situation W, where the artery is about to pass beneath the sartorius, are these: an incision of sufficient length- from two to three inches- is to be made over the course of the vessel, so as to divide the skin and adipose membrane, and expose the fascia lata, through which the inner edge of the sartorius muscle becomes now readily discernible. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  8. The squirrels and mice lay by a supply of food in their dens and retreats, but the birds, to a considerable extent, especially our winter residents, carry an equivalent in their own systems, in the form of adipose tissue. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  9. Not slow to reckon the caliber of the man before him, the leaven of intuition began to work in his adipose intelligence. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  10. They are not generally large men, perhaps not extraordinarily powerful; but they have the aspect of sculptural or even of anatomical models; they seem absolutely devoid of adipose tissue; their muscles stand out with a saliency that astonishes the eye. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  11. When this is done to excess, and the cells become filled with fat, they form the so- called adipose tissue. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
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