fat body

fat body
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : a lobulated mass of fatty tissue attached to each genital gland in amphibians
2. : a fatty tissue enveloping the viscera or forming a layer under the integument and serving as a reserve of nutrition in many insects especially in nearly mature larval stages — compare adipose tissue

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