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Related to somatic cell: somatic cell nuclear transfer, Somatic cell genetics, somatic cell hybridization
Any cell of a multicellular organism other than a germ cell. Also called body cell.
any of the cells of body tissue that have the diploid number of chromosomes, as distinguished from germ cells, which contain the haploid number. Compare germ cell.
somatic cellCell biology
Any cell in the body that is not reproductive/germ cells/gametes and their precursors.
somatic cellany of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells.
1. pertaining to or characteristic of the body or soma.
2. pertaining to the body wall, not the viscera.
somatic afferent system
the system of sensory neurons scattered around the body and responding to pain, touch, temperature and other external stimuli.
see somatic cell.
somatic cell count (SCC)
measurement of somatic cells in milk. An indication of mastitis. See also linear score.
somatic cell hybridization
fusion in the laboratory of two different populations of somatic cells.
see somatic mutation.
somatic myoneural junction
see myoneural junction.
nerves supplying the body wall and limbs.
pain emanating from muscles, skeleton, skin; pain in the parts of the body other than the viscera.
central perceptions of sensory stimuli from the body wall and limbs include touch, temperature, tickle, itch, pain, conscious proprioception.
this postulates that very few immunoglobulins are inherited but there is great diversification in differentiating somatic cells.