somatic cell

noun Cell Biology.
one of the cells that take part in the formation of the body, becoming differentiated into the various tissues, organs, etc.
any cell other than a germ cell.

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somatic cell
Compare germ cell any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells

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somatic cell n.
Any cell of a plant or an animal other than a germ cell.

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Example sentences
Normally mutations that occur in somatic cells affect only that cell and its descendants which are ultimately dispensable.
Knowing that telomeres shortened each time a cell divided, he speculated that somatic cells might not make telomerase.
Mouse somatic cells, unlike human ones, express some amount of telomerase.
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