Meaning of somatic cell

somat'ic cell'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Cell Biol. Cell Biol.
  1. one of the cells that take part in the formation of the body, becoming differentiated into the various tissues, organs, etc.
  2. any cell other than a germ cell.
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