Anatomy Term: fat body
XAO ID: 0003050
Definition: "Anatomical structure associated with the gonads that vary in form among amphibians but are primarily composed of adipose tissue and are thought to be a source of nutrients for the gonads. A body of adipose tissue, in the form of finger-like projections, usually associated with the anterior end of the testis and ovaries. Fat bodies are suspended from the body wall by dorsal mesentry which is fused with the gonadal mesentry (the mesovarium or mesorchidium)."
Stage Range: NF stage 52 to death
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References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service