adipous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

adipose +‎ -ous

AdjectiveEdit

adipous (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy, archaic) Of or relating to adipose, the fatty tissue.
    • 1828, W. Lawrence, "Observations on the Nature and Treatment of Erysipelas", Medico-Chirurgical Transactions 14 (2): 15
      Mr. Copland Hutchison remarks*, that the cellular texture connecting the adipous membrane , to the fascia or muscles, suppurates and sloughs more readily than the adipous substance itself.

Usage notesEdit

An earlier alternative to adipose, this spelling fell out of use by the middle of the 19th century.

TranslationsEdit

Last modified on 13 November 2013, at 04:10