adipocyte

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ad·i·po·cyte

 (ăd′ə-pō-sīt′)
n.

adipocyte

(ˈædɪpəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Physiology) a fat cell that accumulates and stores fats

fat′ cell`



n.
a cell in loose connective tissue that is specialized for the synthesis and storage of fat. Also called adipocyte.
[1910–15]
Translations
tuková buňka
adiposyyttirasvasolu

ad·i·po·cyte

n. adipocito, célula adiposa.
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