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

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

somatically

play \sō-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē, sə-\ adverb

Examples of somatic in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of somatic

Greek sōmatikos, from sōmat-, sōma


First Known Use: circa 1775


Medical Dictionary

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 germplasm 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

somatically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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