corpora allata

corpora allata
pl.; sing. corpus allatum (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Specialized endocrine glands, usually a pair of glandular bodies (may be fused to a single median organ) behind and linked to the brain by small nerve fibers, that produce juvenile hormones regulating metamorphosis and yolk deposition in the egg; ganglia alata.

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