adipose tissue

noun

Definition of adipose tissue

: 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 Most of this weight loss will come from adipose tissue (otherwise known as body fat), but some of it may also come from lean mass (otherwise known as muscle tissue). Lauren Bedosky, SELF, 19 Jan. 2022 Most of this weight loss will come from adipose tissue (otherwise known as body fat), but some of it may also come from lean mass (otherwise known as muscle tissue). Lauren Bedosky, SELF, 19 Jan. 2022 Most of this weight loss will come from adipose tissue (otherwise known as body fat), but some of it may also come from lean mass (otherwise known as muscle tissue). Lauren Bedosky, SELF, 19 Jan. 2022 Most of this weight loss will come from adipose tissue (otherwise known as body fat), but some of it may also come from lean mass (otherwise known as muscle tissue). Lauren Bedosky, SELF, 19 Jan. 2022 Most of this weight loss will come from adipose tissue (otherwise known as body fat), but some of it may also come from lean mass (otherwise known as muscle tissue). Lauren Bedosky, SELF, 19 Jan. 2022 There’s also fat loss and, the great news is, a large percentage of that is abdominal fat, harmful adipose tissue linked to serious health issues. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 7 Feb. 2022 Most of this weight loss will come from adipose tissue (otherwise known as body fat), but some of it may also come from lean mass (otherwise known as muscle tissue). Lauren Bedosky, SELF, 19 Jan. 2022 Most of this weight loss will come from adipose tissue (otherwise known as body fat), but some of it may also come from lean mass (otherwise known as muscle tissue). Lauren Bedosky, SELF, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of adipose tissue

1813, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2022

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“Adipose tissue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adipose%20tissue. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for adipose tissue

adipose tissue

noun

Medical Definition of adipose tissue

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

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