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somatic

somatic

adjective so·mat·ic \sō-ˈma-tik, sə-\

Definition of SOMATIC

1
:  of, relating to, or affecting the body especially as distinguished from the germplasm or the psyche
2
:  of or relating to the wall of the body :  parietal
so·mat·i·cal·ly \-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

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

somatic

adjective so·mat·ic \sō-ˈmat-ik, sə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOMATIC

1
a :  of, relating to, or affecting the body especially as distinguished from the germ plasm or psyche :  physical b :  of, relating to, supplying, or involving skeletal muscles <the somatic nervous system> <a somatic reflex>
2
:  of or relating to the wall of the body as distinguished from the viscera :  parietal
so·mat·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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