somatotopic

adjective
so·​ma·​to·​top·​ic | \ -ˈtäp-ik How to pronounce somatotopic (audio) \

Medical Definition of somatotopic

: of, relating to, or mediating the orderly and specific relation between particular body regions (as a hand or the tongue) and corresponding motor areas of the brain the somatotopic arrangement within the thalamus

Other Words from somatotopic

somatotopically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce somatotopically (audio) \ adverb

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“Somatotopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/somatotopic. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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