fat body

fat bod·y
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat bod-ee]
    • /fæt ˈbɒd i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat bod-ee]
    • /fæt ˈbɒd i/

Definitions of fat body words

  • noun plural fat body a diffuse tissue of insects, having numerous functions including food storage, metabolism, and storage of wastes and in some insects modified as a light-producing organ. 1
  • noun fat body a mass of fatty tissue in insects, used as an energy source during hibernation and metamorphosis 0
  • noun fat body a similar tissue mass in amphibians and reptiles 0

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Origin of fat body

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70; fat + body

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Parts of speech for Fat body


fat body popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fat body usage trend in Literature

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