2. A reference to a fatty nature: There are some people who have adipose bodies 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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Adipose tissue 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.