adipose tissue

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Connective tissue which stores fat, and which cushions and insulates the body
A type of connective tissue that contains stored cellular fat. or fatty tissue Connective tissue consisting mainly of fat cells, specialized to synthesize and contain large globules of fat, within a structural network of fibres. It is found mainly under the skin but also in deposits between the muscles, in the intestines and in their membrane folds, around the heart, and elsewhere. The fat stored in this tissue comes from dietary fats or is produced in the body. It acts as a fuel reserve for times of starvation or great exertion, helps conserve body heat, and forms pads between organs
Fat-containing tissue found generally under the skin
tissue found under the skin and around body organs that is composed of fat-storing cells
The medical term for fat tissue
Reference to fat in the body, usually fat under the skin
fatty tissue, tissue in which fat cells are located
(add-ih-POS-e) Fat tissue in the body
a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold
Body tissue which is able to store high amounts of neutral fats For example the adipose fin found in Salmonids and some other species
brown adipose tissue
One of the two types of adipose tissue present in many newborn or hibernating mammals which primary serves to generate body heat, and which contains several small vacuoles and a relatively high number of mitochondria and capillaries
white adipose tissue
One of the two types of adipose tissue present in mammals, providing heat insulation, mechanical cushion, and a source of energy, and comprising as much as 20% of the body weight in men and 25% of the body weight in women
adipose tissue


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