Etymology
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cellulite (n.)

"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)). The word appeared mainly in fashion magazines and advertisements for beauty treatments.

updated on October 25, 2017

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Definitions of cellulite from WordNet

cellulite (n.)
lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.;
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