fat body

noun

: a fatty tissue especially of nearly mature insect larvae that serves as a food reserve

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fat body was in 1869

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“Fat body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fat%20body. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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