Müllerian body

variants: or Mullerian body

Definition of Müllerian body

: one of the minute nitrogenous and oily glands on the leaves of a myrmecophyte (Cecropia adenopus) serving as food for the symbiotic ants that inhabit the plant

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History and Etymology for Müllerian body

müllerian probably from the name Müller + English -an

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“Müllerian body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/M%C3%BCllerian%20body. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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