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Anatomy Term: somite

XAO ID: 0000058

Synonyms: somites, somitic mesoderm

Definition: "Any of the approximately 45 bilaterally paired blocks of mesoderm cells, lying on either side of the notochord and neural tube, and forming sequentially starting at the head during development of the embryo. Together they give rise to the axial skeleton (from the sclerotome), associated musculature (from the myotome), and dermis (from the dermatome)."

Stage Range: NF stage 17 to NF stage 47

Marker Genes: hhatl

Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
mesoderm NF stage 10 to NF stage 66
Develops Into:

Component Anatomy Items:

is a part of derives from

References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service

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