somatopleure

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

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

First Known Use of somatopleure

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for somatopleure

New Latin somatopleura, from somat- + Greek pleura side

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somatopleure

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

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

Other words from somatopleure

somatopleuric \sō-ˌmat-ə-ˈplu̇r-ik, ˌsō-mət-ə- \ adjective

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