For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...
Header of adipose tissue

Adipose tissue

Video footage: footage of an adipose tissue
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun adipose tissue

What does adipose tissue mean as a name of something?


  1. a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs


  1. Adipose tissue: In biology, adipose tissue or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes. In addition to adipocytes, adipose tissue contains the stromal vascular fraction of cells including preadipocytes, fibroblasts, vascular endothelial cells and a variety of immune cells. Adipose tissue is derived from preadipocytes. Its main role is to store energy in the form of lipids, although it also cushions and insulates the body. Far from hormonally inert, adipose tissue has, in recent years, been recognized as a major endocrine organ, as it produces hormones such as leptin, estrogen, resistin, and the cytokine TNFα. Moreover, adipose tissue can affect other organ systems of the body and may lead to disease. Obesity or being overweight in humans and most animals does not depend on body weight, but on the amount of body fat—to be specific, adipose tissue. The two types of adipose tissue are white adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue. The formation of adipose tissue appears to be controlled in part by the adipose gene. Adipose tissue – more specifically brown adipose tissue – was first identified by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner in 1551.
    • also known as 脂肪組織
  2. Adipose Tissue: A specialized form of connective tissue consisting primarily of adipocytes, surrounded by a meshwork of collagen fibers.

Phrases with Adipose tissue

  1. Brown adipose tissue
  2. White adipose tissue

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adipose tissue

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewPrinciples of Animal Growth and Development (2003)

by David E. Gerrard, Alan L. Grant

Adipose tissue is a modified connective tissue sometimes referred to simply as fat . Adipose tissue is important during growth because it serves as an energy reserve. This is particularly important during times when nutrient intake is less than ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

Adipose tissue is what is more commonly known as fat; adiposity is a term indicating fatness. Adipose tissue (which is white— BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE has a different function) consists of a matrix of CONNECTIVE ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

Adipose tissue is principally composed of triglycerides and it has been shown to play an important role in major diseases, including NIDDM and cardiovascular disease. Preliminary studies in the early 1980s showed that in vivo ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Adipose tissue is composed of fatcontaining cells arranged in lobules. See also fat, fatty acid, lipoma. adipose capsule [L, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

Ontogeny: Adipose Tissue 685 O Table 1 Characteristics of fetal ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Human Histology (2012)

by R.V. Krstic;

lets, brown adipose tissue diminishes postnatally in humans, coming to resemble white f adipose tissue. Under some conditions (old age, chronic wasting diseases , starvation), brown adipose tissue reappears in described area.S. Adipose ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

adipose tissue 7 several enzyme helpers (COENZYMES) required to produce energy. These include coenzyme A, derived from the B vitamin pantothenic acid; FAD (FLAVIN ADENINE DINUCLEOTIDE) from riboflavin; and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Farm Animal Nutrition (2004)

by M. F. Fuller

Adipose tissue 11 12 Adrenal Algae 13 14 Algal toxins Alkali treatment 15. Adenosine diphosphate Adenosinetriphosphate (ADP): see Adenosine monophosphate (AMP): see Adenosinetriphosphate Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

A - Ana

The distinguishing characters between the cellular or filamentous and the adipose tissue may be stated in the following manner. — 1*/, The vesicles of the adipose membrane are closed all round, and, unlike cellular tissue, they cannot be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Adipose Tissue White adipose tissue is the principal tissue for energy storage in humans. When energy needs cannot be met by circulating fuels or stored carbohydrate, lipid is mobilized through the process of lipolysis, a breakdown of ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Adipose tissue

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Adipose tissue

Click on an item to view that photo:

adipose tissue

Brown Adipose Tissue

Photo credit: Arne Hendriks

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Histology slide of Adipose tissue and erythrocytesSmall photo of Histology of human intestine, show epithelium tissue and adipose tissue with microscope viewSmall photo of Histology of human intestine, show epithelium tissue and adipose tissue with microscope viewSmall photo of Histology of human intestine, show epithelium tissue and adipose tissue with microscope viewSmall photo of Photomicrograph of adipose tissueSmall photo of Photomicrograph of human adipose tissueSmall photo of Very low magnification micrograph showing the neck organs in cross section, i.e. trachea, esophagus, thyroid gland, muscle and adipose tissue. More...

Video about Adipose tissue

Adipose tissue Meaning

Video shows what adipose tissue means. Connective tissue which stores fat, and which cushions and insulates the body.. Adipose tissue Meaning. How to ...

View more videos about Brown adipose tissue and White adipose tissue.

See also the pronunciation examples of Adipose tissue!

Quotes about Adipose tissue

Couldn't select: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'adipose tissue"" IN BOOLEAN MODE) LIMIT 1,1' at line 1

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Adipose tissue to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary