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adipose tissue

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  1. loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate.
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Origin of adipose tissue

First recorded in 1850–55
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adipose tissue in Medicine

adipose tissue

  1. 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 in Culture

adipose tissue


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

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