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adj psy·cho·so·mat·ic \ˌsī-kə-sə-ˈmat-ik, -kō-, -sō-\

Medical Definition of PSYCHOSOMATIC

:  of, relating to, concerned with, or involving both mind and body <the psychosomatic nature of man—Herbert Ratner>
a :  of, relating to, involving, or concerned with bodily symptoms caused by mental or emotional disturbance <psychosomatic illness> <psychosomatic medicine> b :  exhibiting psychosomatic symptoms <a psychosomatic patient>
psy·cho·so·mat·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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