Definition of food body in English:

food body

Syllabification: food bod·y

noun

Botany
  • A small nutrient-rich structure developed on the leaves, flowers, or petioles of some tropical plants to attract ants.
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    • Obligate ant plants in the genus Macaranga produce energy- and nutrient-rich food bodies to nourish mutualistic ants which live inside the plants.
    • Food body production at the plant's natural growing site is limited by soil nutrient content.

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