adeps (s) (noun)
, adepes (pl)
1. Fat or adipose tissue: Adeps can be seen as an excess of body flesh, causing obesity, and hanging downward from the abdomen which can be seen mostly in men, also referred to as a "beer belly".
2. The rendered fat of swine: In order to prepare the ointment for the customer in the pharmacy, Janet had to use adeps, or lard.
, adipates (pl) (nouns)
The ionized form of adipic acid which is an organic compound that is a substance formed with the chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight: "As food additives, adipates are used as acidity regulators; such as, sodium adipate and potassium adipate."
The excision of a mass of subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue, as from the abdominal wall; also, lipectomy.
1. Of a fatty nature; fatty; fat.
2. The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue.
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).
A true hernia with hernial sac, containing only fatty tissue, also called lipocele.
Relating to both fatty and cellular tissues, or to connective tissue with many fat cells.
Cellulose with a large amount of suberin, as cork tissue (suberin is a waxy substance developed in a thickened cell wall).
To convert into adipocere.
Relating to adipocere; also lipoceratous.
A fatty substance of waxy consistency into which dead animal tissues (as those of a corpse) are sometimes converted when kept from the air under certain favorable conditions of temperature: "Adipocere is described as a grayish white fatty or saponaceous substance spontaneously generated in dead bodies buried in moist places or submerged in water; also called, grave wax, lipocere,and corpse or grave fat."
Having the form or appearance of adipocere.
Of the nature of adipocere.
adipocyte (AD uh poh sight")
A fat cell or any of various cells found in adipose tissue that are specialized for the storage of fat.
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