STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Adipose tissue. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the oval adipocytes (fat cells) that make up adipose connective tissue. These cells mostly consist of lipid deposits. Adipocytes are one of the largest cell types in the human body. Adipose connective tissue forms a thick layer under the skin which insulates the body and acts as a reserve energy store. Magnification unknown.
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