somatology


so·ma·tol·o·gy

noun \ˌsō-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of SOMATOLOGY

:  a branch of anthropology primarily concerned with the comparative study of human evolution, variation, and classification especially through measurement and observation
so·ma·to·log·i·cal \ˌsō-mə-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, sō-ˌma-\ adjective

Origin of SOMATOLOGY

New Latin somatologia, from somat- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: circa 1878

so·ma·tol·o·gy

noun \ˌsō-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural so·ma·tol·o·gies

Medical Definition of SOMATOLOGY

so·ma·to·log·i·cal \ˌsō-mət-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

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