adipose tissue

adipose tissue
noun Date: 1854 connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat

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  • adipose tissue — n connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat * * * fibrous connective tissue packed with masses of fat cells (adipocytes). It forms a thick layer under the skin and occurs around the kidneys and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Adipose tissue — Adipose Ad i*pose (?; 277), a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat, grease.] Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty. [1913 Webster] {Adipose fin} (Zo[ o]l.), a soft boneless fin. {Adipose tissue} (Anat.), that form of animal tissue which forms or contains fat …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adipose tissue — For the Doctor Who creatures, see List of Doctor Who monsters and aliens#Adipose. Adipose tissue is one of the main types of connective tissue. In histology, adipose tissue or body fat or fat depot or just fat is loose connective tissue composed… …   Wikipedia

  • adipose tissue — noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold • Syn: ↑fat, ↑fatty tissue • Derivationally related forms: ↑fat (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • adipose tissue — loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate. [1850 55] * * * or fatty tissue Connective tissue consisting mainly of fat cells, specialized to synthesize and contain large globules of fat, within a structural network of fibres. It is… …   Universalium

  • adipose tissue — fatty tissue, tissue in which fat cells are located …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adipose tissue — Fibrous connective tissue with large numbers of fat storing cells, adipocytes …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • adipose tissue — noun Connective tissue which stores fat, and which cushions and insulates the body …   Wiktionary

  • ADIPOSE TISSUE —    a tissue of small vesicles filled with oily matter, in which there is no sensation, and a layer of which lies under the skin and gives smoothness and warmth to the body …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • adipose tissue — fibrous connective tissue packed with masses of fat cells (adipocytes). It forms a thick layer under the skin and occurs around the kidneys and in the buttocks. It serves both as an insulating layer and an energy store; food in excess of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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