a cell in loose connective tissue that is specialized for the synthesis and storage of fat.
- Also called adipocyte.
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How to use fat cell in a sentence
It increased, not decreased, my fat cells and left me permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries.Linda Evangelista says CoolSculpting ‘disfigured’ her. Here’s what experts say about the procedure. | Angela Haupt | September 25, 2021 | Washington Post
The cells divide and multiply then start to mature, with muscle cells joining to create muscle fibers and fat cells producing lipids.A Cultured Meat Factory in Israel Will Churn Out 5,000 Bioreactor Burgers a Day | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | July 2, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The company’s biologists extract stem cells from a fertilized chicken egg, cultivate them, and then grow fat cells in a bioreactor.Your first lab-grown burger is coming soon—and it’ll be “blended” | Katie McLean | December 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
She can imagine doctors removing a patient’s fat cells and editing their DNA.Gene editing can alter body fat and may fight diabetes | Silke Schmidt | October 23, 2020 | Science News For Students
Our fat cells also produce hormone signals that influence many body processes, including appetite.Belly Fat Linked To Higher Risk Of Premature Death, Regardless Of Your Weight | LGBTQ-Editor | October 5, 2020 | No Straight News