Globules of fat

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In human cell biology globules of fat are the individual pieces of intracellular fat inside other cell types than adipocytes (fat cells).

In simpler terms: a vacuole or droplet of triglyceride or some other blood lipid, which is located inside a cell that is not an adipocyte (fat cell), as opposed to fat cells in between other cells in an organ.

Globules of fat are emulsified in the stomach into small droplets by bile salts during food digestion, speeding up the rate of digestion by the enzyme lipase later on.

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