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 for adipose tissue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adipose \Ad"i*pose`\ (?; 277), a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat,
     grease.]
     Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Adipose fin (Zool.), a soft boneless fin.
  
     Adipose tissue (Anat.), that form of animal tissue which
        forms or contains fat.
        [1913 Webster] Adiposeness

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adipose tissue
      n 1: a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as
           a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital
           organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
           [syn: adipose tissue, fat, fatty tissue]

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