Sunday, July 24, 2011
Definitions for somatic
- Of the body; bodily; physical.
- In anatomy, zoology, pertaining to the body wall of an animal.
- In cell biology. pertaining to or affecting the somatic cells, as distinguished from the germ cells.
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Citations for somatic
The causes of illness are somatic, though the symptoms may also be psychological; therefore the treatment must be physical.
Dickens too emphasizes the somatic effects of shorthand in this description of scribbling directly on the palm of the hand.
Origin of somatic
Somatic derives from the Greek somatikos, "of the body."