brown fat(redirected from brown adipose)
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One of two types of fatty tissue in mammals, especially in newborn infants and hibernating animals, that is composed of dark-colored cells containing numerous mitochondria and lipids, which are converted into body heat.
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(Physiology) 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
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brownish yellow adipose tissue that accumulates in hibernating mammals, producing heat if the body becomes too cold.
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