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ˈsoʊ maɪtsomite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metamere, somitenoun

    one of a series of similar body segments into which some animals are divided longitudinally

Wiktionary

  1. somitenoun

    One of the paired masses of mesoderm distributed along the sides of the neural tube that will eventually become dermis, skeletal muscle, or vertebrae.

  2. somitenoun

    A metamere, one of a series of segments, arranged longitudinally, of which some animals are composed.

Wikipedia

  1. Somite

    The somites (outdated term: primitive segments) are a set of bilaterally paired blocks of paraxial mesoderm that form in the embryonic stage of somitogenesis, along the head-to-tail axis in segmented animals. In vertebrates, somites subdivide into the dermatomes, myotomes, sclerotomes and syndetomes that give rise to the vertebrae of the vertebral column, rib cage, part of the occipital bone, skeletal muscle, cartilage, tendons, and skin (of the back).The word somite is sometimes also used in place of the word metamere. In this definition, the somite is a homologously-paired structure in an animal body plan, such as is visible in annelids and arthropods.

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  1. somite

    A somite is a segmentally arranged embryonic structure in vertebrates, derived from the mesoderm layer during embryonic development. It gives rise to important structures such as the skeleton, skeletal muscles, dermis of the skin, and the linings of body cavities. Somites are positioned along the bilateral sides of the neural tube in a head-to-tail direction. This segmented pattern gives rise to the segmented arrangement of body structures in adult vertebrates, such as the backbone and ribs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somitenoun

    one of the actual or ideal serial segments of which an animal, esp. an articulate or vertebrate, is is composed; somatome; metamere

  2. Etymology: [Gr. sw^ma body.]

Wikidata

  1. Somite

    A somite is a division of the body of an animal. In vertebrates, somites are bilaterally paired blocks of mesoderm that form along the anterior-posterior axis of the developing embryo in segmented animals. In vertebrates, somites give rise to skeletal muscle, cartilage, tendons, endothelial cells, and dermis. The word "somite" is also used in place of the word "metamere." In this definition, the somite is a homologously paired structure in an animal body plan, such as is visible in annelids and arthropods.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Somite

    sō′mīt, n. a segment of the body of an articulated or vertebrate animal: an arthromere or metamere.—adjs. Sō′mital, Somit′ic.

Entomology

  1. Somite

    = arthromere.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of somite in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of somite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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