yellow bone marrow


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Noun1.yellow bone marrow - bone marrow that is yellow with fat; found at the ends of long bones in adults
bone marrow, marrow - the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
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Red to yellow bone marrow conversion occurs predictably with aging, with fatty replacement of cellular hematopoietically active marrow starting in the peripheral appendicular skeleton and proceeding to the central axial skeleton [13].
Subcutaneous adipose tissue acts as insulation from heat and cold, functions as a reserve of nutrients, and is found around internal organs for padding, in yellow bone marrow and in breast tissue.