Definitions for "Somites"
the rounded, block-like organs of the body wall mesoderm in the back region of the embryo; may contain a transient cavity, the somitocoele.
Paired blocks of mesoderm cells along the vertebrate body axis that form during early vertebrate development and differentiate into dermal skin, bone and muscle.
segmented blocks of mesoderm lying either side of the notochord in vertebrate development