adipose tissue | engleski leksikon

1. adipose tissue

imenicaanatomija

Type of connective tissue of vertebrates that serves as an energy reserve, and also pads some organs. It is commonly called fat tissue, and consists of large spherical cells filled with fat. In mammals, major layers are in the inner layer of skin and around the kidneys and heart.
Fatty acids are transported to and from it via the blood system.

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