somite

noun so·mite \ ˈsō-ˌmīt \

Definition of somite

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

Origin and Etymology of somite

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek sōma body


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somite

noun so·mite \ ˈsō-ˌmīt \

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

somitic

play \sō-ˈmit-ik\ adjective

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