Embryology a mass of tissue formed from the fusion of the ectoderm and the outer of the two layers of the mesoderm, forming much of the body wall and the amnion and chorion
Origin of somatopleuresomato- + Classical Greek pleura, a side
A layer of cells in a vertebrate embryo, formed by association of part of the mesoderm with the ectoderm and developing as the internal body wall.
Origin of somatopleureNew Latin somatopleura somato- Greek pleura side
- so·mat′o·pleu′ral so·mat′o·pleu′ric
Ancient Greek body + side.