white cell

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While brown cells help generate heat, white cells are responsible for the storage of fat -- or, energy -- ready for release as needed. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Could coffee help you lose weight? New research suggests a fat-busting effect," 24 June 2019 There are two forms of fat cells, brown cells and white cells, and each plays a different role in our metabolism. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Could coffee help you lose weight? New research suggests a fat-busting effect," 24 June 2019 The epitopes flagged the bacteria, triggering white cells and othe immune fighters to attack. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "New “Immunobiotic” Could Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs," 6 July 2018 T cells are the white cells that help the immune system fight off illness. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Family stays by side of 4-year-old awaiting transplants," 12 June 2018 The Greenland shark has no bone marrow, and no white cells. David Cox /, NBC News, "Can This Weird Shark Show Us How to Live for Centuries?," 23 Oct. 2017

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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