adipo-, adip-, adipos-
(Latin: fat, fatty; lard; of or pertaining to fat; fleshy)
adipocyte (AD uh poh sight") (s) (noun), adipocytes (pl)
A fat cell or any of various cells found in adipose tissue that are specialized for the storage of fat; lipocyte; fat cell: Adipocytes are accumulated in certain cells of connective tissue. There are two kinds of adipose tissue: the white kind (WAT) and the brown kind (BAT).
adipodermal graft (s) (noun), adipodermal grafts (pl)
Skin-fat graft: An adipodermal graft was performed surgically in order to replace the damaged tissue.
adipofibroma (s) (noun), adipofibromas; adipofibromata (pl)
A fibrous tumor containing fatty parts; libofibroma: An adipofibroma is a benign connective tissue tumor composed of adipose and fibrous tissue.
adipogenesis (s) (noun), adipogeneses (pl)
The formation of fat or fatty tissue: The transformation of nonfat food substances into body fat is a process called adipogenesis.
The production and accumulation of fat is another way to explain adipogenesis.
adipogenic, adipogenetic (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to the production or formation of fat: caused by fat, lipogenic: Adipogenic activity applies either to fatty degeneration or fatty infiltration. Adipogenic processes also apply to the normal deposition of fat or to the conversion of carbohydrate or protein to fat.
adipogenous (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to the production of fat: Janice learned that there are certain cells in a person's body that are adipogenous where fatty tissue is formed.
adipohepatic (adjective) (nor comparable)
A reference to or marked by fatty degeneration of the liver: Jim drank too many glasses of wine every evening, and his doctor diagnosed him as having an adipohepptic ailment of his liver.
adipoid (adjective) (not comparable)
Resembling fat; lipoid: There are two adipoid groups, the simple lipids and the complex lipids, which are present in all living cells.
adipokinesis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The mobilization of fat in the body: The old-fashioned term adipokeinesis was used in connection with the liberation of free fatty acids into the blood plasma.
adipokinetic (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to a substance or factor that causes movement of stored lipid (fat): An adipokinetic agent is one that moves or circulates stored fat in a person's body.
adipokinin (s) (noun), adipokinins (pl)
An anterior pituitary hormone; adipokinetic hormone: Adipokinins accelerate the mobilization of stored fat from adipose tissue.
adipoleucocyte (s) (noun), adipoleucocytes (pl)
A white cell containing fat droplets or wax, as in insects: An adipoleucocyte is a blood cell of particular insects that have the cytoplasm filled with oil globules.
adipolysis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The decomposition, breaking down, or dividing up of fat: Adipolysis is the process involving the cleavage or hydrolysis of fats during digestion by fat-splitting enzymes.
adipolytic (adjective) (not comparable)
Regarding the conversion of fat into free fatty acids: An adipolytic effect can take place by the action of enzymes.
adipoma (s) (noun), adipomas; adipomata (pl)
A benign tumor; a fairy tumor: An adipoma is a mass of fat whose parenchyma is composed of mature adipose tissue cells.
Other related units of fat words: lard; lipo-; obeso-; oleo-; omento-; pimelo-; pio-; sebo-; steato-.