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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The size of the body louse genome probably reflects its rather protected habitat and predictable diet, he pointed out.
The body louse also has "the smallest number of detoxification enzymes observed in any insect," the researchers wrote in a report appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The body louse's pared-down list of detoxifying enzymes makes it an attractive organism for the study of resistance to insecticides or other types of chemical defense, Pittendrigh said.
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The body louse sequences (solid triangles), head louse sequences (open triangles), and GenBank accession numbers are indicated.
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