2. A reference to a fatty nature: There are some people who have adipose bodies which is also known as obesity.
The adipose tissue, just below the skin and surrounding major organs, provides an energy reserve and insulation and protection for the body.3. Etymology: from modern Latin adiposus, "fatty"; from adeps, adip, "fat".
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2. Connective tissue that serves as an energy reserve and also pads some organs.
It is normally called "fat tissue" and consists of large spherical cells filled with fat. Major layers are in the inner layer of the skin and around the kidneys and heart.