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somatopleure

noun so·mato·pleure \sō-ˈma-tə-ˌplr\

Definition of SOMATOPLEURE

:  a complex fold of tissue in the embryo of a craniate vertebrate consisting of an outer layer of mesoderm together with the ectoderm that sheathes it and giving rise to the amnion and chorion

Origin of SOMATOPLEURE

New Latin somatopleura, from somat- + Greek pleura side
First Known Use: 1874

somatopleure

noun so·ma·to·pleure \sō-ˈmat-ə-ˌpl(ə)r, ˈsō-mət-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOMATOPLEURE

:  a complex fold of tissue in the embryo of craniate vertebrates that consists of an outer layer of mesoderm together with the ectoderm ensheathing it and that gives rise to the amnion and chorion—compare splanchnopleure
so·ma·to·pleu·ric \sō-ˌmat-ə-ˈplr-ik, ˌsō-mət-ə-\ adjective

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