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Adipocytes

Synonym(s)

  • adipose cell
  • fat cells
  • lipocytes
  • mature fat cell
  • mature lipocyte

Definition(s)

Fat-storing cells found mostly in the abdominal cavity and subcutaneous tissue. Fat is usually stored in the form of triglycerides.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014