adipose tissue

noun
loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate.

Origin:
1850–55

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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 [(ad-uh-pohs)]

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

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Example sentences
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.
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