adipose tissue

noun

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

Examples of adipose tissue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers found that lower temperatures prompted the body to convert more white adipose tissue into disposable brown fat for heat, according to a 2012 study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Max Bennett, Discover Magazine, 8 Feb. 2024 Obesity and cancer risk Excess calorie consumption can lead to weight gain and the accumulation of adipose tissue (body fat). Perri Ormont Blumberg Fox News, Fox News, 10 Dec. 2023 The largest system, the integumentary and adipose tissues, consists mainly of skin and fat. Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, 16 Oct. 2023 Weight Changes Estrogen is produced mainly from adipose tissue (the tissue that makes up fat) after menopause. Kiera Aaron, Health, 31 Oct. 2023 In addition to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, berberine activates brown adipose tissue. Amy Synnott, Vogue, 4 Aug. 2023 Therefore, individuals with higher body fat percentages may experience longer-lasting effects as the compound slowly releases from their adipose tissue. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 July 2023 Added sugar intake is associated with pericardial adipose tissue volume. Lindsey Desoto, Health, 29 June 2023 Stimulating these neurons prods them to send signals to brown adipose tissue, a highly metabolic fat located on the upper back that is tasked with turning up body heat when things get too chilled. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 5 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adipose tissue was in 1813

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“Adipose tissue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adipose%20tissue. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

adipose tissue

noun
: tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells swollen by droplets of fat

Medical Definition

adipose tissue

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

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