adipose tissue


noun

loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate.

Nearby words

  1. adipose cell,
  2. adipose degeneration,
  3. adipose fin,
  4. adipose fossa,
  5. adipose infiltration,
  6. adiposis,
  7. adiposis cardiaca,
  8. adiposis dolorosa,
  9. adiposis tuberosa simplex,
  10. adiposogenital dystrophy

Origin of adipose tissue

First recorded in 1850–55

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


Medicine definitions for adipose tissue

adipose tissue

n.

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Culture definitions for adipose tissue

adipose tissue

[(ad-uh-pohs)]

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

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.