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English noun: adipose tissue

1. adipose tissue (body) a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs

SamplesFatty tissue protected them from the severe cold.

Synonymsfat, fatty tissue

Broader (hypernym)animal tissue

Narrower (hyponym)atheroma, belly, cellulite, flab, love handle, mons, mons pubis, mons veneris, paunch, puppy fat, spare tire

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