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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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