Pronunciation: (fat'bod"ē), [key]
—pl. -bod•ies. Entomol.
a diffuse tissue of insects, having numerous functions including food storage, metabolism, and storage of wastes and in some insects modified as a light-producing organ. Also,fat' body",fat'-bod"y.
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