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Adipose tissue

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noun, plural: adipose tissues

A connective tissue that contains adipocytes (fat cells). The tissue stores energy in the form of fat within the adipocytes. The tissue is also used for cushioning, thermal insulation of vital organs, lubrication (chiefly in the pericardium), and producing hormones (such as leptin).


Obesity in humans depends on the amount of body fat, especially adipose tissue. There are two types of adipose tissues:

See also: connective tissue