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adipocytes

Definition:
Cells in the body that store fats, usually in the form of triglycerides. White adipocytes are the predominant type and found mostly in the abdominal cavity and subcutaneous tissue. Brown adipocytes are thermogenic cells that can be found in newborns of some species and hibernating mammals.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • fat cells
  • lipocytes
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/4218
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