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lipocyte

 [lip´o-sīt]
1. a fat cell.
2. a fat-storing cell of the liver.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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