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(Latin: fat, adipose tissue; and by extension, caul, intestines)
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adipose tissue (s) (noun), adipose tissues (pl)
A connective tissue having an abundance of fat-storing cells and blood vessels for transporting fats: The adipose tissue is a connective tissue that serves as an energy reserve and also pads some organs.
Adipose tissue is normally called "fat tissue" and consists of large spherical cells filled with fat. Major layers are in the inner layer of the skin and around the kidneys and heart.
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