adipogenesis

noun

ad·​i·​po·​gen·​e·​sis ˌa-də-pō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce adipogenesis (audio)
: the formation of adipocytes from precursor stem cells
Adipogenesis is a multi-stage process that begins with the proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells that have the ability to both self-renew and differentiate along multiple lineages …Elvira Isganaitis and Mary-Elizabeth Patti
adipogenic adjective
adipogenic differentiation

Examples of adipogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers collected samples of adipose tissue or fat tissue to see how the two groups stored fat, a process known as adipogenesis. Byalexa Mikhail, Fortune, 4 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adipogenesis was in 1947

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“Adipogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adipogenesis. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

adipogenesis

noun
ad·​i·​po·​gen·​e·​sis ˌad-ə-pō-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce adipogenesis (audio)
plural adipogeneses -ˈsēz How to pronounce adipogenesis (audio)
: the formation of adipocytes from precursor stem cells
Adipogenesis is a multi-stage process that begins with the proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells …Elvira Isganaitis and Mary-Elizabeth Patti
adipogenic adjective
adipogenic differentiation
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