corpus cardiacum

corpus car·​di·​a·​cum | \ -kär-ˈdī-ə-kəm \
plural corpora cardiaca\ -​kär-​ˈdī-​ə-​kə \

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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