Definition of Fatty tissue

1. Noun. A kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs. "Fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"

Exact synonyms: Adipose Tissue, Fat
Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue
Specialized synonyms: Flab, Atheroma, Cellulite, Puppy Fat, Mons, Mons Pubis, Mons Veneris, Belly, Paunch, Love Handle, Spare Tire
Derivative terms: Fat, Fat, Fatty

Medical Definition of Fatty tissue

1. Connective tissue that has been specialised to store fat. See: adipocyte. (25 Jun 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fatty Tissue

fatty degeneration
fatty diarrhoea
fatty heart
fatty hernia
fatty infiltration
fatty kidney
fatty layer of superficial fascia
fatty liver
fatty liver syndrome
fatty metamorphosis
fatty oil
fatty renal capsule
fatty series
fatty stool
fatty streak
fatty tissue (current term)

Literary usage of Fatty tissue

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Luther Holden (1878)
"The mons Ventris is the rounded eminence in front of the pubes, formed by a collection of fatty tissue beneath the integument. It surmounts the vulva, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Sixty to 90 days after implantation, an implant of yellow marrow consists of a nodule of fatty tissue (Fig. 6, left). At this stage no hemopoiesis is ..."

3. A Manual of General Pathology: For the Use of Students and Practitioners of by Ernst Wagner (1876)
"only upon diffuse new-formation of fatty tissue between the muscle-elements, ... These cases form the transition from fatty-tissue hypertrophy to ..."

4. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics, in Fifty Lectures: A Textbook by Theodor Billroth (1890)
"... the fatty tissue, which subsequently is diffused, develops at certain parts of the body as distinct lobular masses, characterized by a supply of blood ..."

5. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1883)
"Microscopic examination showed a decided preponderance of the interstitial fatty tissue over the muscular ; in some places the latter was entirely displaced ..."

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