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2. the fat present in the cells of adipose tissue.
Of, relating to, or composed of animal fat; fatty.
The fat found in adipose tissue.
ad′i·pose′ness, ad′i·pos′i·ty (-pŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
tissue composed of fat-containing cells arranged in lobules. See also fat.
AdiposeReferring or pertaining to fat cells or tissue.
adiposeadjective Pertaining to fat cells or tissue
brown adipose tissue
a connective tissue that contains multilocular fat cells whose color results from cytochrome pigments and a high density of mitochondria; it functions primarily in heat production and control of body weight. Is especially notable in young and hibernating animals for non-shivering thermogenesis.
white adipose tissue
a connective tissue that contains large spherical or polyhedral fat cells each storing a single fat droplet; it is the form in which a majority of the body's available energy is stored as triacylglycerols.