A cell specialized for the storage of fat, found in connective tissue.
- Our case contained cells at various stages of metaplasia, ranging from atypical cancer cells to mature adipocytes.
- Spindle cell lipomas show well-differentiated adipocytes, as in a typical lipoma, but in addition have foci of myxoid tissue with spindled cells.
- Recent studies indicate that mesenchymal stem cells not only differentiate into osteoblasts but also into adipocytes.
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