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fat

Pronunciation: fat

Definition:

  1. Common term for obese.
  2. A greasy, soft-solid material, found in animal tissues and many plants, composed of a mixture of glycerol esters; together with oils, fats comprise the homolipids.
  3. A triacylglycerol or a mixture of triacylglycerols.

Synonym(s): adipose tissue

[A.S. faet]

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