subcutaneous fat

subcutaneous fat
panniculus adiposus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • fat — n. 1) to trim (away) the fat 2) animal; deep; excess; polyunsaturated; vegetable fat (to fry in deep fat) 3) subcutaneous fat 4) (misc.) (colloq.) to live off the fat of the land ( to live very well ); to chew the fat ( to chat ) * * * [fæt] deep …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • subcutaneous — [[t]sʌ̱bkjute͟ɪniəs[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Subcutaneous is used to indicate that something is situated, used, or put under your skin. ...subcutaneous fat …   English dictionary

  • subcutaneous — sub|cu|ta|ne|ous [ˌsʌbkju:ˈteıniəs] adj technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: subcutaneus, from Latin sub + cutis skin ] beneath your skin ▪ subcutaneous fat >subcutaneously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • subcutaneous — adjective technical beneath your skin: subcutaneous fat subcutaneously adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Subcutaneous tissue — Infobox Anatomy Name = Subcutaneous tissue Latin = tela subcutanea GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = The distribution of the bloodvessels in the skin of the sole of the foot. (Subcutaneous tissue is labeled at bottom left.) Caption2 = Cross… …   Wikipedia

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