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fats (general anatomy)

fats is a plural form of fat

fat (general anatomy)

Definition:

a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Related to:

fatty

Plural:

fats

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

[adjective] Old English fætt "fat, fatted, plump, obese", originally ... |...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of fats...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Adipose tissue | body fat | fat

loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes. In addition to adipocytes, adipose tissue contains the stromal vascular fraction of cells including preadipocytes, fibroblasts, vascular endothelial cells and a variety of immune cells. Adipose... (33 of 4561 words, pronunciation, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Adipose tissue

Britannica Encyclopedia:

adipose tissue [anatomy] | fatty tissue

connective tissue consisting mainly of fat cells, specialized to synthesize and contain large globules of fat, within a structural network of fibres. ... (22 of 360 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/5948​/adipose-tissue

Columbia Encyclopedia:

connective tissue | adipose tissue | connective tissues

supportive tissue widely distributed in the body, characterized by large amounts of intercellular substance and relatively few cells. The ... (19 of 255 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0813255​.html

Merriam-Webster:

adipose tissue | fat depot [adipose tissue]

connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat (17 of 37 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/adipose tissue

Wiktionary:

adipose tissue [anatomy]

Connective tissue which stores fat, and which cushions and insulates the body. (12 of 14 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/adipose tissue

American Heritage Dictionary:

adipose tissue

A type of connective tissue that contains stored cellular fat. (10 of 13 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/adipose-tissue

Random House Dictionary:

adipose tissue

loose connective tissue in which fat cells accumulate. (8 of 10 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/adipose-tissue

Collins Dictionary:

fatty tissue

tissue with excessive accumulation of fat (6 of 338 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fatty-tissue

New World Dictionary:

fat | fatted [past tense] | fatting [present participle] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative] | fatly [adverb, related] | fatness [noun, related]

containing or full of fat; oily; greasy ; having much fat in relation to lean: said of meat ; containing volatile oil ; containing much resin | ... (26 of 208 words, 16 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fat

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fat | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative] | fat chance | a fat lot | grow fat on something | the show/it isn't over until the fat lady sings

a person or animal that is fat has too much flesh on their body and weighs too much. It's not polite to call someone fat | a fat object is thicker ... (30 of 356 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fat

fat [noun] | fats [plural] | the fat is in the fire

[uncountable] a soft white substance stored in a layer under your skin ; areas of your body where you have a lot of this substance | [uncountable] a ... (27 of 123 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fat 16

Oxford Dictionary:

fat | fatted [past tense] | fatting [present participle] | fats [3rd-person singular present] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative] | on | the fat is in the fire | kill the fatted calf | ...

a natural oily substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs | a fatty substance ... (24 of 346 words, 16 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fat

Cambridge Dictionary:

fat [entry 1] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative]

having a lot of flesh on the body | thick or large (11 of 56 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fat 1

fat [entry 2, usually before noun] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative]

[informal] used in some phrases to mean very little or none (11 of 50 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fat 2

fat [entry 3]

the substance under the skin of humans and animals that stores energy and keeps them warm | a solid or liquid substance from animals or plants and ... (26 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fat 3

Encarta Dictionary:

adipose tissue

connective tissue in human or animal bodies that contains fat (10 of 18 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861685201​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

fat

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: [adjective] Old English fætt "fat, fatted, plump, obese", originally ... | [noun] see "fat" (verb). Figurative sense of "best or most rewarding ... (23 of 147 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=fat

Wiktionary:

fat | fats [plural] | fatted [past tense] | fatting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English fæt ("vat, vessel, jar, cup, casket, division"), from Proto-Germanic *fatą ... | Middle English, from Old English fǣtt ("fatted, fat"), from Proto-Germanic *faitidaz ("fatted"),... (28 of 103 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fat

New World Dictionary:

fat | fatted [past tense] | fatting [present participle] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English from Old English fætt, past participle of ... | Middle English fatten from Old English fættian (17 of 49 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fat

Oxford Dictionary:

fat | fatted [past tense] | fatting [present participle] | fats [3rd-person singular present] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative] | on

Origin: Old English fǣtt "well fed, plump", also "fatty, oily", of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch vet and German feist | ... (20 of 27 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fat

Collins Dictionary:

fat

Origin: Old English fǣtt, past participle of fǣtan to cram; related to Old Norse feita, Old High German feizen to fatten; compare Gothic fētjan to adorn

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fat

American Heritage Dictionary:

fat | fatted [past tense] | fatting [present participle] | fats [3rd-person singular present] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English fǣtt, fatted; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fat

Merriam-Webster:

fat [entry 1, adjective] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English fǣtt, past participle of fǣtan to cram; akin to Old High German feizit fat

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fat

Encarta Dictionary:

fat | fats [plural] | fatted [past tense] | fatting [present participle] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative]

Origin: Old English fatt from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861695896​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

fat | fats [plural] | fatted [past tense] | fatting [present participle]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "fat"

Audio 2: "Fat"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fat

Collins Dictionary:

fat

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fat"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fat

Macmillan American Dictionary:

fat [adjective] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fat"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/fat

fat [noun] | fats [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fat"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

fat | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "fat"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fat

fat [noun] | fats [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "fat"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fat 16

Cambridge Dictionary:

fat [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "fat"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "fat"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fat 3

the Free Dictionary:

FAT

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fat" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/fat

Google Dictionary:

fat | fats [plural] | fatted [past tense] | fatting [present participle] | fatter [comparative] | fattest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "fat"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

fat

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fat" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Fat

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Fat" by speech synthesizer

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