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somatic

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adjective so·mat·ic \sō-ˈma-tik, sə-\

Definition of somatic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or affecting the body especially as distinguished from the germplasm or the psyche

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the wall of the body :  parietal

so·mat·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of somatic

  1. <a somatic disorder that was once thought to be all in the patient's head>



Origin of somatic

Greek sōmatikos, from sōmat-, sōma


First Known Use: circa 1775


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somatic

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adjective so·mat·ic \sō-ˈmat-ik, sə-\

Medical Definition of somatic

  1. 1a:  of, relating to, or affecting the body especially as distinguished from the germ plasm or psyche :  physicalb:  of, relating to, supplying, or involving skeletal muscles <the somatic nervous system> <a somatic reflex>

  2. 2:  of or relating to the wall of the body as distinguished from the viscera :  parietal

  3. so·mat·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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