somatology

noun
so·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \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

Other Words from somatology

somatological \ˌsō-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl, sō-​ˌma-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of somatology

circa 1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for somatology

New Latin somatologia, from somat- + -logia -logy

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somatology

noun
so·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ˌsō-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē \
plural somatologies

Medical Definition of somatology 

Other Words from somatology

somatological \ˌsō-​mət-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl \ adjective

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