somatopleural

somatopleure

[suh-mat-uh-ploor, soh-muh-tuh-]
noun Embryology.
the double layer formed by the association of the upper layer of the lateral plate of mesoderm with the overlying ectoderm, functioning in the formation of the body wall and amnion.
Compare splanchnopleure.


Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin somatopleura. See somato-, pleura

somatopleural, somatopleuric, adjective
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somatopleure (ˈsəʊmətəˌplʊə, -ˌplɜː)
 
n
a mass of tissue in embryo vertebrates that is formed by fusion of the ectoderm with the outer layer of mesoderm: develops into the amnion, chorion, and part of the body wall
 
[C19: from New Latin somatopleura, from somato- + Greek pleura a side]
 
somato'pleural
 
adj
 
somato'pleuric
 
adj

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somatopleure so·mat·o·pleure (sō-māt'ə-plur', sō'mə-tə-)
n.
A complex sheet of embryonic cells formed by association of part of the mesoderm with the ectoderm and developing as the internal body wall.


so·mat'o·pleu'ral (-plur'əl) or so·mat'o·pleu'ric (-plur'ĭk) adj.
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