- a combining form meaning “body,” used in the formation of compound words: somatotonia.
Origin of somato-
before a vowel somat-
Word Origin for somato-
before vowels 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.