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corpus cardiacum

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noun, corpus car·di·a·cum \-kär-ˈdī-ə-kəm\

Definition of corpus cardiacum

plural corpora cardiaca play \-ə-kə\

  1. :  one of a pair of separate or fused bodies of nervous tissue in many insects that lie posterior to the brain and function in the storage and secretion of brain hormone



Origin of corpus cardiacum

New Latin, literally, cardiac body


First Known Use: 1960


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