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Notes

This image shows loose, adipose connective tissue near a kidney.  

Brown fat cells, each containing numerous (multilocular) small lipid droplets, occupy the central region of the image.  The brown fat is surrounded by ordinary white fat, with each adipocyte containing a single (unilocular) large lipid droplet.

 

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