brownish-yellow adipose tissue in the upper back, or interscapular, region of many mammals, most conspicuously in hibernating species and human newborns, composed of numerous innervated fat cells that can produce heat during cold stress; thermogenic tissue.
tissue composed of a type of fat cell that dissipates as heat most of the energy released when food is oxidized; brown adipose tissue. It is present in hibernating animals and human babies and is thought to be important in adult weight control
an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution. a city in NW Texas. Historical Examples Forest Life and Forest Trees: comprising winter camp-life among the loggers, and wild-wood adventure. John S. Springer The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight noun (modifier) denoting or located in an urban […]
electronic machines, as television sets, stereos, and audio or video recorders, that are often finished in brown. brown-color liquors, as whiskey, bourbon, and brandy. plural noun (marketing) consumer goods such as televisions, radios, or videos Compare white goods (sense 1) noun Usage Note
an artificial fly having a peacock herl body, golden tag and tail, and brown hackle.
a brown discoloration of the flesh of stored apples, resulting from high concentrations of carbon dioxide.