Adipose tissue



loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate.
Historical Examples

Evidence of this soon appears in the circumstance that the deposit of adipose tissue is no longer confined to the proper places.
Tobacco and Alcohol John Fiske

The acini are imbedded in a mass of adipose tissue which contains the vessels and nerves.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

Such ethereal food is highly unproductive of adipose tissue, and the poet needs adipose like any other man.
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 25, September 17, 1870 Various

The adipose tissue taken from a number of larv is treated with nitric acid.
The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles Jean Henri Fabre

All tissues are subject to the same, most marked is the disappearance of adipose tissue.
Prof. Koch’s Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated Max Birnbaum

The possessor of the fairest skin, and the greatest development of adipose tissue, was a sub-magistrate.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

Dr White says:—The worms were found in the leaf-yard of an apparently healthy hog, in the adipose tissue near the kidney.
Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

The sedentary habit grew upon him; the vital organs got clogged with adipose tissue.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great – Volume 12 Elbert Hubbard

The deeper portion of the true skin is known as the reticular portion, and is largely composed of adipose tissue.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

Animal oils are obtained from the adipose tissue by simple heat or by boiling with water.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 1 Various

adipose tissue n.
A connective tissue consisting chiefly of fat cells surrounded by reticular fibers and arranged in lobular groups or along the course of one of the smaller blood vessels.
adipose tissue [(ad-uh-pohs)]

Connective tissue that contains cells filled with fat; fat tissue.

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