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somatotopic

adjective so·ma·to·top·ic \ -ˈtäp-ik \

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

somatotopically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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