Meaning of adipocyte in English:


Pronunciation /ˈadɪpəsʌɪt/


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

    ‘Our case contained cells at various stages of metaplasia, ranging from atypical cancer cells to mature adipocytes.’
    • ‘Spindle cell lipomas show well-differentiated adipocytes, as in a typical lipoma, but in addition have foci of myxoid tissue with spindled cells.’
    • ‘Recent studies indicate that mesenchymal stem cells not only differentiate into osteoblasts but also into adipocytes.’
    • ‘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.’


Early 20th century from adipose+ -cyte.