fat cell
noun Date: 1845 one of the fat-laden cells making up adipose tissue

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  • fat cell — fat′ cell n. cbl a cell in loose connective tissue that is specialized for the synthesis and storage of fat Also called adipocyte • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • fat cell — n. a cell in connective tissue specialized for the synthesis of glucose, fatty acids, etc. and storage of the derived globules of fat …   English World dictionary

  • Fat cell — A cell containing fat. Also called an adipocyte. A fat cell, or adipocyte, is a connective tissue cell that has differentiated and become specialized in the synthesis (manufacture) and storage of fat. The fat cell (adipocyte) is important to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • fat cell — noun cells composed of fat • Syn: ↑adipose cell • Hypernyms: ↑somatic cell, ↑vegetative cell • Substance Meronyms: ↑fat * * * noun : one of the constituent fat laden cells characteristic …   Useful english dictionary

  • fat cell — cell containing fat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fat cell — Biol. a cell in loose connective tissue that is specialized for the synthesis and storage of fat. Also called adipocyte. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • fat cell — noun A cell of the body whose primary function is to store fat. Syn: adipocyte …   Wiktionary

  • fat cell — See adipocyte …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Cell, fat — A cell containing fat. Also called an adipocyte. A fat cell, or adipocyte, is a connective tissue cell that has differentiated and become specialized in the synthesis (manufacture) and storage of fat. The fat cell (adipocyte) is important to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • fat — adj 1. obese, overweight, flabby, stout, portly, pursy, corpulent, Scot. fodgel; chubby, tubby, pudgy, plump; round, rounded out, rotund; fleshy, well fed; paunchy, potbellied, roundbellied, big bellied, large bellied, great bellied, abdominous,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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