Examples of somatic in a Sentence
a somatic disorder that was once thought to be “all in the patient's head”
Recent Examples of somatic from the Web
In a November hearing, an attorney for Roof requested an evaluation of his competency to stand trial, arguing that his client suffered from crippling anxiety or a somatic delusion.
When the somatic cell fused with the egg, researchers fertilized the egg with sperm.
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Origin and Etymology of somatic
Greek sōmatikos, from sōmat-, sōma
First Known Use: circa 1775See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of somatic
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: of or relating to the wall of the body as distinguished from the viscera : parietal
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