adipose tissue


adipose tissue

noun

Definition of ADIPOSE TISSUE

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

First Known Use of ADIPOSE TISSUE

1854

adipose tissue

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADIPOSE TISSUE

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

adipose tissue

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Connective tissue consisting mainly of fat cells, specialized to synthesize and contain large globules of fat, within a structural network of fibres. It is found mainly under the skin but also in deposits between the muscles, in the intestines and in their membrane folds, around the heart, and elsewhere. The fat stored in this tissue comes from dietary fats or is produced in the body. It acts as a fuel reserve for times of starvation or great exertion, helps conserve body heat, and forms pads between organs.

Variants of ADIPOSE TISSUE

adipose tissue or fatty tissue

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