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Definition 1: any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes - [noun denoting body]

Samples where somatic cell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells

Synonyms for somatic cell in the sense of this definition

(somatic cell is a kind of ...) (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) an undifferentiated cell whose daughter cells may differentiate into other cell types (such as blood cells)

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) a large connective tissue cell that contains histamine and heparin and serotonin which are released in allergic reactions or in response to injury or inflammation

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) a hybrid cell resulting from the fusion of a lymphocyte and a tumor cell; used to culture a specific monoclonal antibody

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) a cell of the neuroglia

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) any cell that covers the nerve fibers in the peripheral nervous system and forms the myelin sheath

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) cells composed of fat

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) one of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) a cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) a cell that is part of a bone

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) a cell that is part of tumor

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) any of the cells making up the skin

(... is a kind of somatic cell ) any cell that has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody or hormone or drug, or is the focus of contact by a virus or phagocyte or nerve fiber etc.

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