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Somatopleure vs. Splanchnopleure

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Somatopleurenoun

(embryology) A fold of tissue, in the embryo of a vertebrate, from which the walls of the body and the amnion develop.

Splanchnopleurenoun

A layer of embryonic cells formed from the mesoderm and endoderm that develops into the wall of the viscera.

Somatopleurenoun

The outer, or parietal, one of the two lamellæ into which the vertebrate blastoderm divides on either side of the notochord, and from which the walls of the body and the amnion are developed. See Splanchnopleure.

Splanchnopleurenoun

The inner, or visceral, one of the two lamellæ into which the vertebrate blastoderm divides on either side of the notochord, and from which the walls of the enteric canal and the umbilical vesicle are developed. See Somatopleure.

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