somite

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noun so·mite \ˈsō-ˌmīt\

Definition of somite

  1. :  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

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noun so·mite \ˈsō-ˌmīt\

Medical Definition of somite

  1. :  one of the longitudinal series of segments into which the body of many animals (as articulate animals and vertebrates) is divided :  metamere

somitic

\sō-ˈmit-ik\play adjective

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