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. [ ]

Synonyms: fat body

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editor note

this term should be ceded to the arthropod anatomy ontology

external definition

A fatty tissue especially of nearly mature insect larvae that serves as a food reserve[BTO].

has related synonym

fat body sensu invertebrata



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