fat cell

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fat cell

[′fat ‚sel]
(histology)
The principal component of adipose connective tissue; two types are yellow fat cells and brown fat cells.
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2] Histomorphologically, chondroid lipoma is composed of mature lipocytes, lipoblast-like cells, and chondroblast-like cells embedded in a chondromyxoid matrix, closely mimicking myxoid liposarcoma and myxoid chondrosarcoma.
The ad says the product can "facilitate penetration of theophylline into and through the skin, all the way down to the fat tissues, which are special cells known as lipocytes or adipcytes that contain fat.
This unpublished work, he told SCIENCE NEWS, indicates that lecithin breaks down fibrous tissue formed when alcohol "transforms" the liver's lipocytes (cells that normally store vitamin A) into scar-tissue factories.