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somatic cell

noun

Definition of somatic cell

  1. :  one of the cells of the body that compose the tissues, organs, and parts of that individual other than the germ cells



1888

First Known Use of somatic cell

1888


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somatic cell

noun

Medical Definition of somatic cell

  1. :  any of the cells of the body that compose the tissues, organs, and parts of that individual other than the germ cells




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