allatectomy


allatectomy
n. [L. allatum, brought; Gr. ektemnein, to cut out]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Total excision of the endocrine glands, corpora allata.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Corpus allatum — The corpus allatum (plural: corpora allata), in insect physiology, is an endocrine gland which generates juvenile hormone; as such, it plays a crucial role in metamorphosis. Surgical removal of the corpora allata (an allatectomy) can cause an… …   Wikipedia


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