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37.6 x 34.8 cm ⏐ 14.8 x 13.7 in (300dpi)
STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Fat cells. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a section through fat (adipose) tissue. Each fat cell or adipocyte, consists of a large central lipid droplet (green) surrounded by a thin layer of cytoplasm (yellow-green) containing the nucleus (purple). Fat cells store energy as an insulating layer of fat under the skin. Magnification: x4000 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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