Definition of corpus cardiacum
plural corpora cardiaca play \-ə-kə\
: 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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