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adipic
1. Of a fatty nature; fatty; fat.
2. The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue.

Adipic Functions

The dermis is separated from the underlying sturctures by a layer of loose connective tissue and adipose tissue consisting of cells in which adipic material is stored in the form of globules (subcutaneous lipids).

Adipose also acts as an insulating layer that reduces loss of heat from the body, besides having a mechanical protective effect (cushioning).

Book of the Body, The Way Things Work
Simon and Schuster; New York; 1973; page 404.

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