cellulite

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɛljʊlaɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɛljəˌlaɪt, -ˌlit/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(selyə līt′, -lēt′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cel•lu•lite /ˈsɛlyəˌlaɪt, -ˌlit/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Physiology, Medicinelumpy fat deposits under the skin, esp. in the thighs and buttocks.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cel•lu•lite  (selyə līt′, -lēt′),USA pronunciation n. (not in technical use)
  1. Physiology, Medicinelumpy fat deposits, esp. in the thighs and buttocks.
  • French: formation of fatty deposits under the skin, origin, originally, cellulitis, equivalent. to cellule cell (see cellule) + -ite -itis, taken in English as -ite1
  • 1970–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cellulite /ˈsɛljʊˌlaɪt/ n
  1. a name sometimes given to subcutaneous fat alleged to resist dieting
Etymology: 20th Century: from French, from cellule cell
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