somatic cell

noun Cell Biology.
1.
one of the cells that take part in the formation of the body, becoming differentiated into the various tissues, organs, etc.
2.
any cell other than a germ cell.

Origin:
1885–90

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somatic cell
 
n
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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