somatic

adjective so·mat·ic \ sō-ˈma-tik , sə- \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018
1 : of, relating to, or affecting the body especially as distinguished from the germplasm
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”

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Origin and Etymology of somatic

Greek sōmatikos, from sōmat-, sōma

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somatic

adjective so·mat·ic \ sō-ˈmat-ik, sə- \
1 a : of, relating to, or affecting the body especially as distinguished from the germplasm 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

somatically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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