WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
pan•nic•u•lus  (pə nikyə ləs),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -li (pə nikyə ləs),USA pronunciation [Anat.]
  1. Anatomya layer of tissue, esp. a subcutaneous layer of fat.
pan•nicu•lar, adj. 
  • Latin: small piece of cloth, rag, equivalent. to pann(us) cloth, rag (compare pane) + -i- -i- + -culus -cule1; see panicle

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