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Adipose tissue   /ˈædəpˌoʊs tˈɪsjˌu/   Listen
Adipose tissue

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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"Adipose tissue" Quotes from Famous Books

... manfully to face six meals a day. Must he be swamped in order to put the desirable adipose tissue on his bones? By all the laws of American dieting and Prohibition the German race should have been destroyed by indigestion and drunkenness centuries ago. But here they were more flourishing than ever—the generally acknowledged ...
— Villa Elsa - A Story of German Family Life • Stuart Henry

Words linked to "Adipose tissue" :   mons veneris, paunch, animal tissue, mons, cellulite, flab, fat, puppy fat, atheroma, mons pubis, love handle, belly, fatty tissue, spare tire

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