[ soh-mat-ik, suh- ]
/ soʊˈmæt ɪk, sə- /
of the body; bodily; physical.
Anatomy, Zoology. pertaining to the body wall of an animal.
Cell Biology. pertaining to or affecting the somatic cells, as distinguished from the germ cells.
Words nearby somatic
Origin of somatic
OTHER WORDS FROM somaticso·mat·i·cal·ly, adjectiveun·so·mat·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for somatically
Vainly offering his life for Italy, he is not somatically, mentally, or emotionally an Italian.Idling in Italy|Joseph Collins
British Dictionary definitions for somatically
/ (səʊˈmætɪk) /
of or relating to the somasomatic cells
of or relating to an animal body or body wall as distinct from the viscera, limbs, and head
of or relating to the human body as distinct from the minda somatic disease
Derived forms of somaticsomatically, adverb
Word Origin for somatic
C18: from Greek sōmatikos concerning the body, from sōma the body
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Medical definitions for somatically
[ sō-măt′ĭk ]
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.
Relating to the vegetative, as distinguished from the generative, functions.
Of or relating to a somatic cell or the somatoplasm.
Other words from somaticso•mat′i•cal•ly adv.
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Scientific definitions for somatically
[ sō-măt′ĭk ]
Relating to the body.♦ The cells of the body with the exception of the reproductive cells (gametes) are known as somatic cells. See Note at mitosis.
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