Definition of corpus allatum
corpora allataplay \-ˈlā-tə, -ˈlä-tə\
: 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 (such as juvenile hormone)
Origin and Etymology of corpus allatum
New Latin, literally, applied body
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
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