Somatic meaning

sō-mătĭk
Of the body, as distinguished from the soul, mind, or psyche; corporeal; physical.
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Relating to or affecting the body, especially as distinguished from a body part, the mind, or the environment; corporeal or physical.
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Relating to the wall of the body cavity, especially as distinguished from the head, limbs, or viscera.
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The definition of somatic is something that relates to the physical body.

An example of somatic used as an adjective is somatic cell.

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Of, relating to, or affecting the body, especially as distinguished from a body part, the mind, or the environment; corporeal or physical.
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Of or relating to the wall of the body cavity, especially as distinguished from the head, limbs, or viscera.
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Of or relating to the portion of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates voluntary movement.
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(biol.) Of the soma.
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Relating to the portion of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates voluntary movement.
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Of or relating to a somatic cell or the somatoplasm.
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(anat., zool.) Of the outer walls of the body, as distinguished from the viscera.
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Relating to a somatic cell or the somatoplasm.
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Relating to the body. &diamf3; The cells of the body with the exception of the reproductive cells (gametes) are known as somatic cells.
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Part of, or relating to the body of an organism.
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Of or relating to the wall of the body; somatopleuric; parietal.

The somatic stalk of the yolk sac of an embryo.

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Origin of somatic

  • French somatique from Greek sōmatikos from sōma sōmat- body soma1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French somatique, from Ancient Greek σωματικός (sōmatikos, “bodily"), from σῶμα (sōma, “body").

    From Wiktionary