fatty tissue

noun
a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
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fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

Syn: ↑adipose tissue, ↑fat
Derivationally related forms: ↑fat (for: ↑fat), ↑fatty (for: ↑fat)
Hypernyms: ↑animal tissue
Hyponyms:

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fatty tissue,
= adipose tissue. (Cf.adipose tissue)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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