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fatA generic term for any of a class of neutral organic compounds formed by a molecule of glycerol linked to three fatty acids (a glycerol ester); fats are water-insoluble, ether soluble, solid at less than 20ºC, combustible and energy-rich (9.3 kcal/g).
fatAny of a class of neutral organic compounds formed by a molecule of glycerol linked to 3 fatty acids–a glycerol ester; fats are water-insoluble, ether soluble, solid at ≤ 20ºC, combustible, energy-rich–9.3 kcal/g. See Animal fat, Baby fat, Fatty acids, Fish oil, Monounsaturated fat, Olive oil, Polyunsaturated fat, Saturated fatty acid, Tropical fat, Tropical oil, Unsaturated fat.
fata type of simple LIPID found in almost all organisms, which is an important energy-storage molecule (containing twice as much energy as carbohydrates per gram) that can also aid in heat insulation, cushioning and protection. Fats are produced by a combination of one glycerol molecule, and three fatty acid molecules (which need not all be the same) forming a triglyceride. See Fig. 158 . Fats are abundant in plant seeds, and are also found in roots, stems and leaves, forming about 5% of the total dry weight. In animals, fats are stored in specialized cells making up ADIPOSE TISSUE. See also BROWN FAT.
fattrue or neutral fats belong to the broad category of lipids; they consist of one molecule of glycerol combined with three fatty acids to form a triglyceride ( syn triacylglycerol). dietary fat may be of animal or vegetable origin. Vegetable fats with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids are liquids (oils) whereas the animal fats, e.g. on a lamb chop, contain more saturated fatty acids and are solid. 'Fats' is sometimes used loosely to include other lipids. See also body fat.
2. a type of connective tissue containing stored lipids.
n a circulatory condition characterized by the blocking of an artery by an embolus of fat that enters the circulatory system after the fracture of a long bone, or less commonly, after traumatic injury to fatty tissue or to a fatty liver.
Patient discussion about fat
Q. what do we need to do to burn excess fat from the body? Can anyone suggest particular exercise for burning excess fat from the body? and how to make six bag abs?
Q. what sort of diet should I take to tone up my muscle and to lose fat in my body? Is steroid a good idea?
Q. Is there any exercise which can cool my body and also help to reduce my fat belly and body? I am having big belly and fat body. My body is fatty and this makes me lazy and dull. I feel bad and have low self esteem. I have tried with exercise and it also helped me to get good body but I cannot keep it regular. Exercise makes my body which takes time to cool down. What shall I do? Is there any exercise which can cool my body and also help to reduce my fat belly and body?