corpus allatum

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

Definition of corpus allatum

plural

corpora allata

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  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 (such as juvenile hormone)

Origin and Etymology of corpus allatum

New Latin, literally, applied body


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