somite


so·mite

noun \ˈsō-ˌmīt\

Definition of SOMITE

:  one of the longitudinal series of segments into which the body of many animals is divided :  metamere

Origin of SOMITE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek sōma body
First Known Use: 1869

so·mite

noun \ˈsō-ˌmīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOMITE

: one of the longitudinal series of segments into which the body of many animals (as articulate animals and vertebrates) is divided : metamere
so·mit·ic \sō-ˈmit-ik\ adjective

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