HyperDic: somatic_cell

English > 1 sense of the expression somatic cell:
NOUNbodysomatic cell, vegetative cellany of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells
English > somatic cell: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAny of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes.
Example"somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells"
Synonymvegetative cell
NarrowerSchwann cellAny cell that covers the nerve fibers in the peripheral nervous system and forms the myelin sheath
blood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscleEither of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets
bone cellA cell that is part of a bone
epithelial cellOne of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
fat cell, adipose cellcells composed of fat
hybridomaA hybrid cell resulting from the fusion of a lymphocyte and a tumor cell
mast cell, mastocyte, labrocyteA large connective tissue cell that contains histamine and heparin and serotonin which are released in allergic reactions or in response to injury or inflammation
muscle cell, muscle fiber, muscle fibreAn elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body
neoplastic cellA cell that is part of tumor
nerve cell, neuronA cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
neurogliacyte, neuroglial cell, glial cellA cell of the neuroglia
phagocyte, scavenger cellA cell that engulfs and digests debris and invading microorganisms
skin cellAny of the cells making up the skin
stem cellAn undifferentiated cell whose daughter cells may differentiate into other cell types (such as blood cells)
target cellAny cell that has a specific receptor for an antigen or antibody or hormone or drug, or is the focus of contact by a virus or phagocyte or nerve fiber etc.
visual cellOne of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light
Broadercell(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
Spanishcélula somática
Catalancèl·lula somàtica

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