Definition of adipocyte in English:


Line breaks: adi¦po|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈadɪpə(ʊ)sʌɪt


  • A cell specialized for the storage of fat, found in connective tissue.
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    • 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.


1930s: from adipose + -cyte.

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