somite

noun
so·​mite | \ ˈsō-ˌmīt How to pronounce somite (audio) \

Definition of somite

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

First Known Use of somite

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for somite

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek sōma body

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The first known use of somite was in 1869

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“Somite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somite. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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somite

noun
so·​mite | \ ˈsō-ˌmīt How to pronounce somite (audio) \

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

Other Words from somite

somitic \ sō-​ˈmit-​ik How to pronounce somite (audio) \ adjective

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