somatic mesoderm


somatic mesoderm
That portion of the embryonic mesoderm that is associated with the body wall, and is divided from the splanchnic (visceral) mesoderm by the coelomic cavity.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • somatic mesoderm — the outer of the two layers into which the embryonic mesoderm divides; associated with ectoderm to constitute the somatopleure …   Medical dictionary

  • mesoderm — The middle of the three primary germ layers of the embryo (the others being ectoderm and endoderm); m. is the origin of connective tissues, myoblasts, blood, the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, most of the urogenital system, and the …   Medical dictionary

  • mesoderm — n. the middle germ layer of the early embryo. It gives rise to cartilage, muscle, bone, blood, kidneys, gonads and their ducts, and connective tissue. It separates into two layers – an outer somatic and an inner splanchnic mesoderm, separated by… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • somatic — 1. Relating to the soma or trunk, the wall of the body cavity, or the body in general. SYN: parietal (2). 2. Relating to or involving the skeleton or skeletal (voluntary) muscle and the inn …   Medical dictionary

  • somatic — adj. 1) relating to the nonreproductive parts of the body. A somatic mutation cannot be inherited. 2) relating to the body wall (i.e. excluding the viscera), e.g. somatic mesoderm. Compare: splanchnic 3) relating to the body rather than the mind …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • somatic cell — Usually any cell of a multicellular organism that will not contribute to the production of gametes, ie. most cells of which an organism is made: not a germ cell. Notice, however, the alternative use in somatic mesoderm …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • somatic layer — The external layer of the mesoderm …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • somatic layer — the external layer of the lateral mesoderm after the coelomic split occurs; the inner component of somatopleure of the embryo …   Medical dictionary

  • Lateral plate mesoderm — Infobox Embryology Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 6 GrayPage = 50 Caption = Transverse section of a chick embryo of forty five hours’ incubation. * Chordamesoderm: yellow, at notochord. * Paraxial mesoderm: red, at somite. * Intermediate… …   Wikipedia

  • Intermediate mesoderm — Infobox Embryology Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 6 GrayPage = 50 Caption = Transverse section of a chick embryo of forty five hours’ incubation. * Chordamesoderm: yellow, at notochord. * Paraxial mesoderm: red, at somite. * Intermediate… …   Wikipedia


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