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Pronunciation: a-dip′, ad′i-pō

Definition: Fat, fatty. Corresponds to G. lip-, lipo-.

[L. adeps, adipis, soft animal fat, lard, grease; fatty tissue; obesity; akin to G. aleipha, unguent, anointing-oil, oil, fat, pitch, resin; lipos, animal fat, lard, tallow, vegetable oil]

See Also: lipo-

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