noun Etymology: French, literally, accumulation of subcutaneous fat, cellulitis, from cellule cell + -ite -itis Date: 1968 deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue (as in the thighs, hips, and buttocks) that give puckering and dimpling appearance to the skin surface

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  • cellulite — [ selylit ] n. f. • 1873; de cellule et ite 1 ♦ Inflammation du tissu conjonctif cellulaire. 2 ♦ Cour. Gonflement du tissu conjonctif sous cutané, qui donne à la peau un aspect « capitonné », dit en peau d orange. Cellulite des cuisses (cf.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cellulite — 1968, from Fr. cellulite, from cellule a small cell (16c.), from L. cellula little cell, dim. of cella (see CELL (Cf. cell)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cellulite — cel lu*lite (s[e^]l [u^]*l[imac]t or s[e^]l [u^]*l[=e]t ), n. small lumpy deposits of body fat esp. on women s thighs and buttocks. Not used as a technical term. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cellulite — s.f. [der. di cellula, col suff. ite ]. (med.) [infiammazione del tessuto cellulare] ▶◀ ‖ adipe, Ⓖ (fam.) ciccia, Ⓖ grasso …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cellulite — ► NOUN ▪ persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin. ORIGIN French, from cellule small cell …   English terms dictionary

  • cellulite — [sel′yo͞o līt΄] n. [Fr, lit., cellulitis, but given new commercial meaning by Nicole Ronsard, Fr dietitian] fatty deposits on the hips and thighs: a nonmedical term …   English World dictionary

  • Cellulite — This article is about the dimpled appearance of skin. For the infection of skin and its underlying connective tissue, see cellulitis. Not to be confused with Celluloid. Cellulite Classification and external resources MedlinePlus 002033 …   Wikipedia

  • Cellulite — Querschnitt der Haut bei Cellulite Cellulite am Oberschenkel einer 28 jährigen Mitteleuropäerin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cellulite — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cellulite peut faire référence à : cellulite, un amas de graisse sous la peau, cellulite, une infection des tissus mous. Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cellulite — 1cel·lu·lì·te s.f. 1. CO tessuto adiposo che provoca in alcune zone del corpo, spec. femminile, antiestetici rigonfiamenti e la tipica pelle a buccia d arancia: avere la cellulite sulle gambe, crema contro la cellulite 2. TS med. processo… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Cellulite — Popular term for deposits of fat that have a cottage cheese like or puckered texture. Medically, cellulite is not * * * 1. Colloquial term for deposits of fat and fibrous tissue causing dimpling of the overlying skin. 2. SYN: lipoedema. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

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