(Latin: full of, abounding in, having the qualities of, characteristic of something)

acerose (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to plant foliage that is sharply pointed and slender: Some Christmas trees that are pines have acerose needles, so children have to be very careful when they decorate them!
acetose, acetous (adjective); more acetose, most acetose; more acetous, most acetous
1. Concerning something sour like vinegar: Jane mixed some olive oil with some acetous liquid to make the salad dressing.
2. Regarding something that tastes like vinegar: Not only was the acetose beverage Susan tried to drink extremely tart and bitter, but it also smelled quite strong.
Consisting of acini, or minute granular concretions as in acinose or acinous glands.
Relating to a gland; full of glands.
Cellulose with a large amount of suberin, as cork tissue (suberin is a waxy substance developed in a thickened cell wall).
adipose (adjective), more adipose, most adipose
1. Denoting fat or containing animal fat: The adipose tissues consist of fat in the bodies of animals; including, humans.
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".
Pertaining to fat or fatty.
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A fatty condition.
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Covered with a white, powdery bloom, as certain grapes and plums.
A painful spasm or crisis caused by disease.
A condition, such as severe sore throat, in which spasmodic attacks of suffocating pain occur.
appose (verb), apposes; apposed; apposing
1. To place side by side or in close proximity; to juxtapose: Jane placed the two boxes so that they were apposing each other on the shelf.
2. To be put near something, or to place by moving one object next to another one: Susan apposed the pictures in her album so they would be in the sequence in which she took them.
araneose (adjective), more araneose, most araneose
Regarding something that bears a resemblance to a spider's web: Jane's grandmother had a very old coat that was so thin in parts, with araneose or web-like spots, and no wonder that she wouldn't wear it anymore!