[suh-mat-uh-ploo r, soh-muh-tuh-]
- the double layer formed by the association of the upper layer of the lateral plate of mesoderm with the overlying ectoderm, functioning in the formation of the body wall and amnion.
Origin of somatopleure
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This second fold gives rise to the amnion, and is limited entirely to the somatopleure.
The part of the somatopleure, which grows round it, is to be regarded as a modified portion of the ventral wall of the body.
The former is closely applied to the ectoderm, forming with it the somatopleure or body-wall.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
The mesoblast of the somatopleure is continued into the opaque area as a single layer of spindle-shaped cells.
At the junction of somatopleure and splanchnopleure they are more rounded than elsewhere.
- a mass of tissue in embryo vertebrates that is formed by fusion of the ectoderm with the outer layer of mesoderm: develops into the amnion, chorion, and part of the body wall
C19: from New Latin somatopleura, from somato- + Greek pleura a side
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- A complex sheet of embryonic cells formed by association of part of the mesoderm with the ectoderm and developing as the internal body wall.
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