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somatopleure

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noun so·mato·pleure \sō-ˈma-tə-ˌplu̇r\

Definition of somatopleure

  1. :  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


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somatopleure

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

Medical Definition of somatopleure

  1. :  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

  2. so·ma·to·pleu·ric \sō-ˌmat-ə-ˈplu̇r-ik, ˌsō-mət-ə-\play play adjective




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