corpus allatum

noun corpus al·la·tum \-ə-ˈlā-təm, -ˈlä-\

Definition of corpus allatum


corpora allata

play \-ˈlā-tə, -ˈlä-tə\
  1. :  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 and Etymology of corpus allatum

New Latin, literally, applied body

First Known Use: 1899

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