Somite meaning

sōmīt
Any of the homologous segments that compose the body of certain animals, such as earthworms and lobsters, and are arranged in a longitudinal series.
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A segmental mass of mesoderm in the vertebrate embryo, occurring in pairs along the notochord and developing into muscles and vertebrae.
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A blocklike segment of mesodermal tissue in the vertebrate embryo, giving rise to muscle, bone, etc.
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Any of the homologous segments that compose the body of certain animals, such as earthworms and lobsters, and are arranged in a longitudinal series.
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A segmental mass of mesoderm in the vertebrate embryo, occurring in pairs along the notochord and developing into muscles and vertebrae.
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(embryology) One of the paired masses of mesoderm distributed along the sides of the neural tube that will eventually become dermis, skeletal muscle, or vertebrae.
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(anatomy) A metamere, one of a series of segments, arranged longitudinally, of which some animals are composed.
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Origin of somite

  • Greek sōma body soma1 –ite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • soma +‎ -ite

    From Wiktionary