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Adipose tissue

Introduction: Adipose tissue

Description of Adipose tissue

Adipose tissue: A group of fat cells.

Adipose tissue: a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold".
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Adipose tissue: connective tissue composed of fat cells lodged in the meshes of areolar tissue.
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Adipose tissue: Specialized connective tissue composed of fat cells (ADIPOCYTES). It is the site of stored FATS, usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES. In mammals, there are two types of adipose tissue, the WHITE FAT and the BROWN FAT. Their relative distributions vary in different species with most adipose tissue being white.
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The term Adipose tissue can be used for:

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