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Related to somatopleuric: somatic layer
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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