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glossary:adipose_cells [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||Also called Fat Cells, [[connective tissue]] [[cell]] specialized to synthesize and contain large globules of fat. The chief chemical constituents of this fat are the neutral glycerol esters of stearic, oleic, and palmitic acids.|
|+||Fats, in the form of [[triglycerides]], accumulate in the fat cells found in and around the muscles of the animal. Fat deposits that surround the muscles are called adipose tissue, while fat that is deposited between the fibres of a muscle is called marbling.|
|+||Adipose, or fat, cells are connective tissue cells that are specialized for the synthesis and storage of reserve [[nutrient]]s. They receive glucose and fatty acids from the [[blood]] and convert them to [[lipid]], which accumulates in the body of the [[cell]] as a large oil droplet.|
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