An example of somatic used as an adjective is somatic cell.
- of the body, as distinguished from the soul, mind, or psyche; corporeal; physical
- Biol. of the soma
- of the outer walls of the body, as distinguished from the viscera
Origin of somaticClassical Greek s?matikos from s?ma (gen. s?matos), body: see soma
- Of, relating to, or affecting the body, especially as distinguished from a body part, the mind, or the environment; corporeal or physical.
- Of or relating to the wall of the body cavity, especially as distinguished from the head, limbs, or viscera.
- Of or relating to the portion of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates voluntary movement.
- Of or relating to a somatic cell or the somatoplasm.
Origin of somaticFrench somatique from Greek sōmatikos from sōma sōmat- body ; see soma 1.
French somatique, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ‰Î¼Î±Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (sÅmatikos, “bodily"), from Ïƒá¿¶Î¼Î± (sÅma, “body").