corpus allatum


corpus al·la·tum

noun \-ə-ˈlā-təm, -ˈlä-\
plural corpora al·la·ta \-ˈlā-tə, -ˈlä-tə\

Definition of CORPUS ALLATUM

:  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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