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fat cell

noun

Definition of fat cell

  1. :  one of the fat-laden cells making up adipose tissue




Medical Dictionary

fat cell

noun

Medical Definition of fat cell

  1. :  a fat-containing cell of adipose tissue—called also adipocyte, lipocyte




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