somatoblast

noun

so·​ma·​to·​blast
ˈsōmətəˌblast
1
a
: a cleavage cell of an annelid worm that is the precursor of most of the trunk ectoderm, the nervous system, and the nephridia
b
: cleavage cells descended from the primary somatoblast cell of an annelid
2
: the outer layer of cells of the nematogen of a dicyemid mesozoan

Word History

Etymology

somat- + -blast

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“Somatoblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somatoblast. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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