somatic cell

nounCell Biology.
  1. one of the cells that take part in the formation of the body, becoming differentiated into the various tissues, organs, etc.

  2. any cell other than a germ cell.

Origin of somatic cell

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for somatic cell

somatic cell

  1. any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells: Compare germ cell

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