adipose-tissue

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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