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so•mat•ic  (sō matik, sə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of the body;
    bodily;
    physical.
  2. Anatomy, Zoologypertaining to the body wall of an animal.
  3. Cell Biologypertaining to or affecting the somatic cells, as distinguished from the germ cells.
so•mati•cal•ly, adj. 
  • Greek sōmatikós of, pertaining to the body, equivalent. to sōmat- somat- + -ikos -ic
  • 1765–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged corporal.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged psychic.


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somatic /səʊˈmætɪk/ adj
  1. of or relating to the soma: somatic cells
  2. of or relating to an animal body or body wall as distinct from the viscera, limbs, and head
  3. of or relating to the human body as distinct from the mind: a somatic disease
Etymology: 18th Century: from Greek sōmatikos concerning the body, from sōma the body

soˈmatically adv



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