fat body


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fat-pad

(fat'pad), [TA]
An accumulation of somewhat encapsulated adipose tissue.
Synonym(s): corpus adiposum [TA], fat body

fat body

  1. (in amphibians and lizards) a structure in the form of finger-like growths immediately in front of the gonads. The fat body stores fat as ADIPOSE TISSUE and is largest just before hibernation. It is of special importance in males where little or no food is taken in the breeding season, after which it is greatly reduced in size.
  2. (in insects) a loose network of tissue in spaces between organs and around the gut, storing fat, proteins, glycogen and uric acid. It is found especially in juvenile insects before METAMORPHOSIS.
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Despite great care taken during dissections of fat bodies it is likely that substantial numbers of hemocytes remained adherent and thus all fat body mRNA samples are likely to contain hemocyte transcripts as well.
Uric acid, the main waste product of protein digestion for terrestrial insects, also accumulates in specialized fat body cells of termites as well as the closely related cockroach.
s body by sticking feathers, fluff and pom-poms together to make a fluffy, fat body that will sit snuggly in your egg cup.
He was absolutely wonderful to work with, always in a good humour even though it was really, really irritating sometimes to have to wear that sort of make-up and fat body suit.
Body weight and body mass index (BMI) were significantly reduced after the intervention compared with baseline, and fat body mass was significantly reduced in the cinnamon group but not in the placebo group.
OBJECTIVE: To determine (1) lean and fat body compartments, reflected by fat-free mass (FFM), appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASMM), body cell mass (BCM), total body potassium (TBK), fat mass and percentage fat mass, and their differences between age groups in healthy, physically active subjects from 18 to 94 y of age; and (2) if the rate of decrease in any one of the parameters by age might be accelerated compared to others.
Charmless Gordon Ramsay swearing at cowering teenagers, Mary Portas smelling of garlic, Dr Christian arm wrestling a sumo woman with an embarrassing fat body, Gok Wan confirming he's excess baggage, old dragon Hilary Devey in a Flintstones outfit, no one watching.
So when people look at a fat body like mine, it tells them I'm unhealthy and that this is a diseased body.
Upon opening the visceral cavity, the most notable structure is typically the large and diffuse fat body (Figure 3).
Eating to excess; the meaning of gluttony and the fat body in the ancient world.
In my own eyes, I felt like a thin person in a fat body but I always hid the tears behind a smile.
Many of the sculptors are personal favorites, but the first of which would be a hybrid creature made up of what appears to be an awkwardly fat body of a giraffe, a head of a duck, antelope horns and the tale made of a comb.