Word Origin a combining form meaning “body,” used in the formation of compound words: somatotonia.
especially before a vowel
Origin of somato-
combining form equivalent to
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British Dictionary definitions for somato- somato- before a vowel somat- Word Origin
sōma, sōmat- body
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Word Origin and History for somato-
somat-, word-forming element meaning "the body of an organism," from comb. form of Greek soma (genitive somatos) "the body, a human body dead or living, body as opposed to spirit; material substance; mass; a person, human being; the whole body or mass of anything," of uncertain origin.
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somato- Body: somatopathic. Soma: somatoplasm.
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