loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate.
Origin of adipose tissue
First recorded in 1850–55
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Medicine definitions for adipose tissue
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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Culture definitions for adipose tissue
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