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
any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cellsCompare germ cell
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Medicine definitions for somatic cell
Any cell of a plant or an animal other than a germ cell.
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