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adipose

ad·i·pose

adipose

 
pronunciation:
ae dih pos
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, resembling, or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: animal fat.
similar words:
fat
derivation: adiposity (n.)
Word Parts
The word adipose contains the following part:
-ose1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having many or much of; tending toward
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Adjectives ending in -ose1 were borrowed as whole words from Latin, where the suffix was -osus. The suffix -ose1 is therefore always attached to a bound Latin root. Most adjectives ending in -ose1 have a corresponding noun form ending in -ity (verbose : verbosity). See -osity.