cel·lu·lite (sĕlyə-līt′, -lēt′)
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).]
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