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A fatty deposit causing a dimpled or uneven appearance, as around the thighs and buttocks.
[French : cellule, cellule; see cellule + -ite, disease (from New Latin -ītis, -itis).]
(Physiology) a name sometimes given to subcutaneous fat alleged to resist dieting
[C20: from French, from cellule cell]
cel•lu•lite(ˈsɛl yəˌlaɪt, -ˌlit)
n. (not used scientifically)
lumpy fat deposits, esp. in the thighs and buttocks.
[1970–75; < French: formation of fatty deposits under the skin, orig., cellulitis, derivative of cellule cell]
A deposit of fat, especially around the thighs, that causes dimpling of the skin lying over it.
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|Noun||1.||cellulite - lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.|