fat body


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fat body

n.
1. A food reserve of fatty tissue in the larval stages of certain insects.
2. A mass of fatty tissue located near the genital glands in some amphibians, including the frogs and toads.

fat body

n
1. (Zoology) a mass of fatty tissue in insects, used as an energy source during hibernation and metamorphosis
2. (Zoology) a similar tissue mass in amphibians and reptiles
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The Gallipoot made a signal and at once his attendants picked up General Guph and carried him away to a prison, where the jailer amused himself by sticking pins in the round fat body of the old Nome, to see him jump and hear him yell.
An angry answer trembled upon his lips, but Oom Sam, white and with his little fat body quivering with fear, came hurrying up to them in the broad track of the moonlight.
Madame Antoine seated her fat body, broad and squat, upon a bench beside the door.
The Wizard stooped down and put out his hand, and at once felt the small fat body of one of his pets.
Then my lord Bishop of Hereford came in, last of all, to say a ponderous grace and take his seat on the other side of the Sheriff--the prelate's fat body showing up in goodly contrast to the other's lean bones.
He had but one leg, set just below the middle of his round, fat body; but it was a stout leg and had a broad, flat foot at the bottom of it, on which the man seemed to stand very well.
I made it like those Beth invented, a big butterfly with a fat body, and black and yellow wings, worsted feelers, and bead eyes.
Having freed his short plump hands from beneath his chasuble he had folded them over his fat body and protruding stomach, and fingering the cords of his vestments was smilingly saying something to a military man in the uniform of a general of the Imperial suite, with its insignia and shoulder-knots which Father Sergius's experienced eye at once recognized.
Elena Levy-Navarro's The Culture of Obesity deploys the insights and strategies of queer and feminist theory in order to narrate a history of the fat body from the late Middle Ages to the present.
by the author's ambivalent relation to his own fat body, by his
The nerve cell, also called a neuron, has a fat body containing the nucleus.
The body parts were classified into upper, middle and lower extremities; and the body types, into slim, average and fat body sizes.