arthropod fat bodyGo to external page http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0003917
An insect gland dorsal to the insect gut, with a function analogous to that of the vertebrate liver. It is a storage organ for fats, glycogen and protein and is a major site of intermediary metabolism. [ http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0007503 ]
Synonyms: fat body
this term should be ceded to the arthropod anatomy ontology
A fatty tissue especially of nearly mature insect larvae that serves as a food reserve[BTO].
fat body sensu invertebrata