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 (sō-măt′ə-plo͝or′, sō′mə-tə-)
A layer of cells in a vertebrate embryo, formed by association of part of the mesoderm with the ectoderm and developing as the internal body wall.

[New Latin somatopleura : somato- + Greek pleura, side.]

so·mat′o·pleu′ral (-plo͝or′əl), so·mat′o·pleu′ric (-plo͝or′ĭk) adj.
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(ˈsəʊmətəˌplʊə; -ˌplɜː)
(Biology) a mass of tissue in embryo vertebrates that is formed by fusion of the ectoderm with the outer layer of mesoderm: develops into the amnion, chorion, and part of the body wall
[C19: from New Latin somatopleura, from somato- + Greek pleura a side]
ˌsomatoˈpleural, ˌsomatoˈpleuric adj
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(səˈmæt əˌplʊər)

the double layer formed by the association of the upper layer of the lateral plate of mesoderm with the overlying ectoderm.
[1870–75; < New Latin somatopleura. See somato-, pleura]
so•mat`o•pleu′ral, so•mat`o•pleu′ric, adj.
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The developmental justification of muscle and/or tendon duplication is due to migration of myoblast into distal of the limb or due to changes that occur in the muscles pattern by the influence of somatopleure mesoderm (Zbrodowski et al., 1982).
(3) Serosa (trophoderm or somatopleure)--the serosa encloses the other extra-embryonic cavities with their respective surrounding membranes and, together with the splanchnopleure of the allantois, represents the chorion, the three-layered fetal part of the placenta.