adipomania (s) (noun)
, adipomanias (pl)
An unhealthy process of putting on excessive weight or fatness by excessive eating of fat-producing foods: Many people who suffer from adipomania
eat snacks, cake, cookies, sausages, deep-fried French fries, etc. in an uncontrollable way and in great quantities.
Could this guy also have a significant obsession known as callomania, or the delusion that a person thinks he or she is "beautiful" or, in this case, physically well developed and handsome?
adipometer (s) (noun)
, audiometers (pl)
An instrument for determining the thickness of a fold of skin: Dr. Smith told Mary that one way to determine the presence of obesity was to use a device called an adipometer to access the amount of excess fat around her waistline.
adiponecrosis (s) (noun)
, adiponecroses (pl)
Necrosis of fatty tissue or death of fatty-tissue cells: Adiponecrocis can occur in hemorrhagic pancreatitis.
adipopectic, adipopexic (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting the storage of fats in a person's body; concerning lipopexia: When people are young they usually don't suffer from adipopectic health issues, but many older people might have this problem.
adipopexia, adipopexis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Fixation of fats; storage of fat in tissue; lipopexia: Mark was surprised that he had more tendency towards adipopexia than his sister June, who was as thin as a bean pole!
adipophobia (s) (noun)
, adipophobias (pl)
An abnormal dread of being too fat: Sharon’s sister was thought to suffer from adipophobia
because she was extremely concerned about weighing too much and so she tried to eat very little at meal times.
adiposalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A condition in which painful areas of subcutaneous fat develop: Adiposalgia is an old-fashioned term referring to a neuropathic state in which there are aching, sore, or tender parts of subcutaneous fat in a person's body.
, 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 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
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adiposeness (s) (noun) (no pl)
Obesity or corpulence: Not only did Mrs. Thompson suffer from adiposeness, an excessive accumulation of fat in the body, but also her cat!
adiposis (s) (noun)
, adiposes (pl)
Excessive local or general accumulation of fat in the body; lipomatosis; liposis; steatosis: Adiposis can be described as corpulence or obesity.
adipositis (s) (noun) (no pl)
An inflammatory reaction of the subcutaneous fat; panniculitis: Adipositis may involve the connective tissue septa between the fat lobes, the septa lobules and vessels, or the fat lobules, which are characterized by the development of single or multiple cutaneous nodules.
adiposity (s) (noun)
, adiposities (pl)
Obesity or a condition of being fat; corpulence; fatness: Dr. Thin suggested exercise and a specific diet to reduce Agatha's adiposity, which showed an excessive accumulation of lipids (fat) in her body.
Referring to a combination of obesity and the genitals: Adiposogenital issues concern the retarded development of the sex glands resulting from an impaired function of the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus.
adiposuction (s) (noun)
, adiposuctions (pl)
Cosmetic surgery in which fat is removed by suction; liposuction: Adiposuction is a procedure in which excess fat deposits, as in the thighs, are extracted from under the skin by a special kind of "vacuum" suction.
adiposuria (s) (noun) (no pl)
The presence of fat in the urine; lipuria: Adiposuria is a pathological illness that shows the existence of lipids in the urine.
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