from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any cell of a plant or an animal other than a germ cell. Also called body cell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any normal cell of an organism that is not involved in reproduction; a cell that is not on the germline.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cell that takes part in the formation of the soma or body, as distinguished from a germ-cell. See somal .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes


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  • Figure A.1 The process of somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT.

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  • I refer to the same process of somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT that resulted in Dolly the sheep.

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  • As shown in Figure A.1, this process, technically known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), began with a single cell derived from the udder of a mature sheep (the donor).

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  • Given those conclusions, it would be entirely appropriate to demand that the product of human somatic cell nuclear transfer never be reimplanted into the womb of a host mother.

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