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noun Cell Biology.

one of the cells that take part in the formation of the body, becoming differentiated into the various tissues, organs, etc.
any cell other than a germ cell.

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Origin of somatic cell

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for somatic cell

somatic cell

noun

any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cellsCompare germ cell
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for somatic cell

somatic cell

n.

Any cell of a plant or an animal other than a germ cell.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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