fat-storing cell


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fat-stor·ing cell

a multilocular fat-filled cell present in the perisinusoidal space in the liver.
See also: Ito cells.
Synonym(s): lipocyte
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fat-stor·ing cell

(fat-stōr'ing sel)
A multilocular fat-filled cell present in the perisinusoidal space in the liver.
Synonym(s): lipocyte.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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