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soma

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noun so·ma \ˈsō-mə\

Definition of soma

  1. :  an intoxicating juice from a plant of disputed identity that was used in ancient India as an offering to the gods and as a drink of immortality by worshippers in Vedic ritual and worshipped in personified form as a Vedic god



Origin of soma

Sanskrit; akin to Avestan haoma, a Zoroastrian ritual drink, Sanskrit sunoti he presses out


First Known Use: 1827

Rhymes with soma


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soma

noun so·ma

Definition of soma

plural so·ma·ta play \ˈsō-mə-tə\ or somas

  1. 1 :  the body of an organism

  2. 2 :  all of an organism except the germ cells

  3. 3 :  cell body



Origin of soma

New Latin somat-, soma, from Greek sōmat-, sōma body


First Known Use: circa 1885


Medical Dictionary

soma

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noun so·ma \ˈsō-mə\

Medical Definition of soma

plural so·ma·ta \ˈsō-mət-ə\play or somas

  1. 1:  the body of an organism

  2. 2:  all of an organism except the germ cells

  3. 3:  cell body




Learn More about soma

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "soma" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "soma"


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