somatopleure

noun

so·​mato·​pleure sō-ˈma-tə-ˌplu̇r How to pronounce somatopleure (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin somatopleura, from somat- + Greek pleura side

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of somatopleure was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Somatopleure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somatopleure. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

somatopleure

noun
so·​ma·​to·​pleure sō-ˈmat-ə-ˌplu̇(ə)r How to pronounce somatopleure (audio) ˈsō-mət-ə- How to pronounce somatopleure (audio)
: 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

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