somatology

noun
so·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌsō-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce somatology (audio) \

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 How to pronounce somatology (audio) , 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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The first known use of somatology was circa 1878

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“Somatology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somatology. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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somatology

noun
so·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌsō-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce somatology (audio) \
plural somatologies

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Other Words from somatology

somatological \ ˌsō-​mət-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce somatology (audio) \ adjective

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