SYN: fat-storing cell. [lipo- + G. kytos, cell]

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li·po·cyte -.sīt n FAT CELL

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lipo·cyte (lipґo-sīt) fat cell. 2. hepatic stellate cell.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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