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 ]

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definition
  • 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.
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
id
  • UBERON:0003917

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