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adipocyte

Line breaks: adi¦po|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈadɪpə(ʊ)sʌɪt
 
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Definition of adipocyte in English:

noun

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

Origin

1930s: from adipose + -cyte.

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