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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
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
mesoderm NF stage 10 to NF stage 66
presomitic mesoderm NF stage 14 to NF stage 47
Develops Into:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
axial skeleton NF stage 45 to death
Parent(s): mesoderm, presomitic mesoderm


Parent(s): tissue (is_a) mesoderm (part_of) muscular system (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY