adipocyte etymology

English word adipocyte comes from English -cyte, English adipo- ((anatomy, medicine) fat.)

Detailed word origin of adipocyte

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cyte English (eng) Used to form cell names and classifications for mature cells.
adipo- English (eng) (anatomy, medicine) fat.
adipocyte English (eng) (cytology) a type of cell, present in adipose tissue, where fat is stored as a source of energy.

Words with the same origin as adipocyte

Descendants of -cyte
cholangiocytic chondrocyte coelomocyte corneocyte degmacyte dendrocyte enterocytic ependymocyte gonocyte hemocyte hepatocyte histiocytic histocyte lactocyte lipocyte lymphocyte lymphocytic macrocyte necrocyte pinacocyte plasmacyte solenocyte tenocyte trophocyte
Descendants of adipo-
adipectomy adipescent adipocellular adipocentric adipocere adipogenesis adipogenous adipokinesis adipolytic adipoma adiponecrosis adiponectin