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adipose tissue

loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate.
Origin of adipose tissue
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Fat is the white or yellowish oily solid substance forming the chief part of the adipose tissue.
  • adipose tissue, familiarly known as fat, is the organ specialized for that task.
  • adipose tissue responds to high insulin levels and diverts calories into fat.
  • Subcutaneous insulation is provided in part by adipose tissue.
  • So suggests research into a little-known type of adipose tissue called brown fat.
  • The epicardial surface is smooth with a generous investment of adipose tissue.
adipose tissue in Medicine

adipose tissue n.
A connective tissue consisting chiefly of fat cells surrounded by reticular fibers and arranged in lobular groups or along the course of one of the smaller blood vessels.

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adipose tissue in Culture
adipose tissue [(ad-uh-pohs)]

Connective tissue that contains cells filled with fat; fat tissue.

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