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Pronunciation: ad′eps, ad′i-pis, -pēz


  1. Denoting fat or adipose tissue.
  2. The rendered fat of swine, lard, used in the preparation of ointments.

Synonym(s): lard

[L. lard, fat]

See Also: adeps lanae

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