A food reserve of fatty tissue in the larval stages of certain insects.
A mass of fatty tissue located near the genital glands in some amphibians, including the frogs and toads.
Other Word Forms of Fat Body
Fat Body Sentence Examples
The luminous organs of these beetles consist of a specialized part of the fat-body, with an inner opaque and an outer transparent layer.
The fat-body is therefore the seat of important metabolic processes in the hexapod body.
This cavity contains an irregular mass of whitish tissue, the fat-body, consisting of fat-cells which undergo degradation and become more or less filled with urates.
This latter, as well as the heart and the walls of the blood spaces, arises by the modification of mesodermal cells, and the body cavity is formed by the enlargement and coalescence of the blood channels and by the splitting of the fat body.
By the aid of this the larva makes its way into the soft body of some insect larva, Ephemerids, Chironomids, or even of Molluscs, and encysts in the muscles or fat body.