OBO ID: ZFA:0009082
Term Name: fat cell Search Ontology:
  • adipocyte
  • lipocyte
  • lipocytes
Definition: A fat-storing cell found mostly in the abdominal cavity and subcutaneous tissue of mammals. Fat is usually stored in the form of triglycerides. Cell that stores fat in a unilocular lipid droplet, has a thin circular cytoplasm and pericentral nucleus. The average adult adipocyte diameter is between 30 and 40 micrometers. No adipocytes were observed in larvae on 6 or 9 dpf. (2)
Appears at: Larval:Days 7-13 (168.0h-14d, 4.5mm, 8 teeth)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • CL:0000136
  • CL:0000450
  • TAO:0009082
  • TAO:0009208
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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