corpus cardiacum

corpus car·​di·​a·​cum | \ -kär-ˈdī-ə-kəm How to pronounce corpus cardiacum (audio) \
plural corpora cardiaca\ -​kär-​ˈdī-​ə-​kə How to pronounce corpora cardiaca (audio) \

Definition of corpus cardiacum

: one of a pair of separate or fused bodies of nervous tissue in many insects that lie posterior to the brain and function in the storage and secretion of brain hormone

First Known Use of corpus cardiacum

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corpus cardiacum

borrowed from New Latin, literally, "cardiac body"

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“Corpus cardiacum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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