fat cell

fat cell
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fat sel]
    • /fæt sɛl/
    • /fæt sel/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat sel]
    • /fæt sɛl/

Definitions of fat cell words

  • noun fat cell a cell in loose connective tissue that is specialized for the synthesis and storage of fat. 1
  • noun fat cell a cell in connective tissue specialized for the synthesis of glucose, fatty acids, etc. and storage of the derived globules of fat 0
  • noun fat cell (medicine) A cell of the body whose primary function is to store fat. 0

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Origin of fat cell

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1910-15

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Parts of speech for Fat cell


fat cell popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fat cell usage trend in Literature

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