SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Abdominal fat tissue, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Strands of connective tissue are seen running across the fat cells (adipocytes). Adipose (fat) tissue forms an insulating layer under the skin, storing energy in the form of fat, which is usually obtained from excess food.
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