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Adipo- Words: “adipis” to “hyperadiposis”

adipo-, adip-, adipos-: (Latin: fat, lard; of or pertaining to fat; fleshy words).

Adipic Functions

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).

Book of the Body, The Way Things Work
Simon and Schuster; New York; 1973; page 404.

adipis, adipes, adeps:
1. Denoting fat or adipose tissue.
2. The rendered fat of swine, lard, used in the preparation of ointments (synonym: lard).
Fat, greasy.
To feed fat.
The excision of a mass of subcutaneous adipose tissue, as from the abdominal wall; Also, lipectomy.
Becoming fatty.
adipic, adipose:
1. Of a fatty nature; fatty; fat.
2. The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue.
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).
adipocerate, adipoceration:
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. Also described as a greyish white fatty or saponaceous substance spontaneously generated in dead bodies buried in moist places or submerged in water (synonyms: grave wax, lipocere).
Having the form or appearance of adipocere.
Of the nature of adipocere.
A fat cell.

No knowledge of a science can be properly acquired
until the terminology of that science is mastered, and
this terminology is in the main of Greek and Latin origin.
—Spencer Trotter

adipodermal graft:
Skin-fat graft.
A benign connective tissue tumor composed of adipose and fibrous tissue; also, libofibroma.
The formation of fat; the transformation of nonfat food materials into body fat.
adipogenic, adipogenetic, adipogenous:
The production of fat, either fatty degeneration or fatty infiltration; also applied to the normal deposition of fat or to the conversion of carbohydrate or protein to fat. Also, lipogenic.
A reference to or marked by fatty degeneration of the liver.
Resemblance to fat; also, lipoid.
A substance or factor that causes movement of stored lipid (fat).
adipokinesis, adipokinetic:
The mobilization of fat in the body, often with the liberation of free fatty acids into the blood plasma.
An anterior pituitary hormone that causes mobilization of fat from adipose tissue.
A leukocyte containing fat droplets or wax, as in insects.
adipolysis, adipolytic:
1. The decomposition or splitting up of fat.
2. Cleavage or hydrolysis of fats during digestion, by fat-splitting
A benign tumor whose parenchyma is composed of mature adipose tissue cells.
An instrument for determining the thickness of the skin fold, as a means of determining the presence of obesity.
Necrosis of fatty tissue.
adipopectic, adipopexic:
Pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting adipopexis.
adipopexia, adipopexis:
Fixation of fats; storage of fats.
An abnormal fear of being too fat.
A condition in which painful areas of subcutaneous fat develop; painful areas of subcutaneous fat.
adipose, adiposeness:
1. Denoting fat.
2. Of a fatty nature; fatty; fat.
3. The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue.
1. Excessive local or general accumulation of fat in the body; also see lipomatosis, liposis, steatosis.
2. Corpulence, obesity; excessive accumulation of fat in the body, local or general.
An inflammatory reaction of the subcutaneous fat, which may involve the connective tissue septa between the fat lobes, the septa lobules and vessels, or the fat lobules; characterized by the development of single or multiple cutaneous nodules. Also panniculitis.
adiposity, adiposis, adipositas:
1. Obesity.
2. Corpulence, obesity.
3. Excessive accumulation of lipids (fat) in a site or organ.
A combination of obesity and retarded development of sex glands resulting from impaired function of pituitary and hypothalamus.
Cosmetic surgery in which fat is removed from under the skin by a special kind of “vacuum” suction. Better known as “liposuction”.
The presence of fat in the urine; also “lipuria”.
Relating to or containing both fibrous and fatty structures.
hyperadiposis, hyperadiposity:
An extreme degree of adiposis, or fatness.