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Adipose tissue

Synonym(s)

  • fatty tissue

Definition(s)

Dense irregular connective tissue, which predominantly consists of adipocytes.

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

Connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014