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Meaning of somite

so•mite

Pronunciation: (sō'mīt), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the longitudinal series of segments or parts into which the body of certain animals is divided; a metamere.
  2. one member of a series of paired segments into which the thickened dorsal zone of mesoderm is divided.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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