corpus allatum

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corpus allatum (pl. corpora allata) One of the glandular organs found on either side of the oesophagus in most insects, although they may become fused to form a single organ, as in Diptera. The corpora allata, which release juvenile hormone, have a nervous connection with the corpus cardiacum, which in turn connects with neurosecretory cells in the brain.

corpus allatum

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corpus allatum (pl. corpora allata) See juvenile hormone.