somite

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

soma +‎ -ite

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NounEdit

somite ‎(plural somites)

  1. (embryology) One of the paired masses of mesoderm distributed along the sides of the neural tube that will eventually become dermis, skeletal muscle, or vertebrae.
  2. (anatomy) A metamere, one of a series of segments, arranged longitudinally, of which some animals are composed.

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

somite m ‎(plural somites)

  1. (biology, entomology) somite

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NounEdit

somite m ‎(plural somiti)

  1. (biology, entomology) somite
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