Definition of adipocyte in English:

adipocyte

noun

Biology
  • A cell specialized for the storage of fat, found in connective tissue.

    • ‘Spindle cell lipomas show well-differentiated adipocytes, as in a typical lipoma, but in addition have foci of myxoid tissue with spindled cells.’
    • ‘Clusters of mature adipocytes, spindle cells, and small vessels were also present.’
    • ‘Microscopically, it has a mixture of collagenized vascular tissue, clusters of adipocytes, and myxoid areas with spindle cells resembling a well-differentiated or myxoid liposarcoma.’
    • ‘Our case contained cells at various stages of metaplasia, ranging from atypical cancer cells to mature adipocytes.’
    • ‘Recent studies indicate that mesenchymal stem cells not only differentiate into osteoblasts but also into adipocytes.’

Origin

1930s: from adipose + -cyte.

Pronunciation:

adipocyte

/ˈadɪpə(ʊ)sʌɪt/