corpora allata pl.; sing. corpus allatum (ARTHRO: Insecta) Specialized endocrine glands, usually a pair of glandular bodies (may be fused to a single median organ) behind and linked to the brain by small nerve fibers, that produce juvenile hormones regulating metamorphosis and yolk deposition in the egg; ganglia alata.
corpora cardiaca pl.; sing. corpus cardiacum (ARTHRO: Insecta) Paired specialized endocrine glands, closely associated with the aorta and forming part of its wall and behind the brain, that store and release hormones concerned with the regulation of the brain and other physiological effects.
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