noun (not in technical use)

  1. lumpy fat deposits, especially in the thighs and buttocks.


  1. a name sometimes given to subcutaneous fat alleged to resist dieting

“lumpy, dimpled fat,” 1968, from French cellulite, from cellule “a small cell” (16c., from Latin cellula “little cell,” diminutive of cella; see cell) + -ite (see -ite (1)).


  1. A fatty deposit causing a dimpled or uneven appearance, as around the thighs.

A popular term for fat that is difficult to remove by dieting and that often has a dimpled appearance. There is no physiological difference between cellulite and ordinary fat.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

53 queries 0.278