corpus cardiacum


corpus car·di·a·cum

noun \-kär-ˈdī-ə-kəm\
plural corpora car·di·a·ca \-ə-kə\

Definition of CORPUS CARDIACUM

:  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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