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Brown fat

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noun

Type of adipose tissue in mammals that contain a dark pigment. Its main function is to generate body heat. The adipocytes contain several smaller droplets, higher number of mitochondria, and more capillaries than the adipocytes in white adipose tissue.


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The brown fat is rich in newborns and in hibernating mammals.


Also called: brown adipose tissue or BAT

Compare: white fat


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