corpora pedunculata

plural noun

cor·​po·​ra pe·​dun·​cu·​la·​ta
¦kȯrp(ə)rəpə̇ˌdəŋkyəˈlātə,
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: a pair of stalked bodies on the dorsal part of the insect forebrain believed to function as association centers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, pedunculate bodies

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“Corpora pedunculata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corpora%20pedunculata. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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