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fat cell

n.
Any of various cells found in adipose tissue that are specialized for the storage of fat. Also called adipocyte.

fat′ cell`



n.
a cell in loose connective tissue that is specialized for the synthesis and storage of fat. Also called adipocyte.
[1910–15]
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Noun1.fat cell - cells composed of fatfat cell - cells composed of fat    
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
fat - a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
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