Somatic Cells: Definition, Examples & Types


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The two types of cells in a body are:

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1. Some types of somatic cells are:

2. Somatic cells differ from germ cells because they:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at the majority of cells in our body, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of somatic cells. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the two types of cells in a body as well as knowing the types of somatic cells in our system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Two cell types in the body
  • Types of somatic cells
  • How somatic cells differ from germ cells
  • Greek meaning of somatic

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the types of somatic cells and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as somatic cells from germ cells
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the two cell types in the body

Additional Learning

To learn more about what you have going on in your body, review the corresponding lesson Somatic Cells: Definition, Examples & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what somatic cells are
  • Identify how somatic cells differ from gametes
  • Appreciate the types of somatic cells we can have
  • Describe the function of nerve cells in the body
  • Explain how somatic cells function in the eye