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