Definition of Somatic cell

1. Noun. Any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes. "Somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells"




Definition of Somatic cell

1. Noun. (cytology) Any normal cell of an organism that is not involved in reproduction; a cell that is not on the germline. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Somatic cell

1. Usually any cell of a multicellular organism that will not contribute to the production of gametes, i.e. most cells of which an organism is made: not a germ cell. Notice, however, the alternative use in somatic mesoderm. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Somatic Cell

somans
somas
somasthenia
somat-
somata
somatagnosia
somatalgia
somatasthenia
somatatesthesis
somatesthesia
somatesthetic
somatic
somatic agglutinin
somatic antigen
somatic arteries
somatic cell (current term)
somatic cell gene therapy
somatic cell hybridization
somatic cell nuclear transfer
somatic cell nuclear transplantation
somatic cells
somatic chromosome
somatic crossing-over
somatic death
somatic delusion
somatic hybrid
somatic layer
somatic mesoderm
somatic mitosis

Literary usage of Somatic cell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Examination of Weismannism by George John Romanes (1899)
"of a somatic-cell as " somato-plasm," is now discarded; and in its stead we have all nuclear matter (whether of germ-cells or somatic-cells) comprised under ..."

2. An Examination of Weismannism by George John Romanes (1893)
"of a somatic-cell as " somato-plasm," is now discarded; and in its stead we have all nuclear matter (whether of germ-cells or somatic-cells) comprised under ..."

3. The Germ-plasm: A Theory of Heredity by August Weismann (1893)
"... that the character of a somatic cell is thereby abolished: I can see no advantage in objecting to describe a cell of the germ-track as a somatic cell. ..."

4. The Germ-plasm: A Theory of Heredity by August Weismann (1893)
"... that the character of a somatic cell is thereby abolished: I can see no advantage in objecting to describe a cell of the germ-track as a somatic cell. ..."

5. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"A) with only one somatic cell and one or two germinal cells, and for protection the germinal cells (m, m) might be within instead of outside the larger ..."

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