Definition of corpus allatum
plural corpora allata play \-ˈlā-tə, -ˈlä-tə\
: one of a pair of separate or fused bodies in many insects that are sometimes closely associated with the corpora cardiaca and that secrete hormones (as juvenile hormone)
Origin of corpus allatum
New Latin, literally, applied body
First Known Use: 1947
Rhymes with corpus allatum
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