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Definition of "somatic cell" [somatic cell]

  • Any cell of a plant or an animal other than a germ cell. Also called body cell. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "somatic cell" in a sentence
  • "Figure A.1 The process of somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT."
  • "I refer to the same process of somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT that resulted in Dolly the sheep."
  • "As shown in Figure A.1, this process, technically known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), began with a single cell derived from the udder of a mature sheep (the donor)."