from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the masses consisting of connective tissue and fat-globules found in the bodies of arthropods, amphibians, and other low forms.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Mr. Metheny hoists a blond, fat-body Ibanez guitar, taps a foot switch, and almost immediately an infectious cymbal groove starts and builds into a jam-like feel.

    Metheny's One-Man Band

  • A hundred and fifty years ago P. Lyonet in his monumental work (1762) on the caterpillar of the Goat Moth (Cossus) detected, in the second and third thoracic segments, four little white masses buried in the fat-body, and, while doubtful as to their real meaning, he suggested that their number and position might well give rise to the suspicion that they were rudiments of the wings of the moth.

    The Life-Story of Insects


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.