somatochrome

[sō-mătə-krōm′, sōmə-tə-]

n.

A nerve cell in which there is an abundance of cytoplasm completely surrounding the nucleus.

Nearby words

  1. somaticize,
  2. somatist,
  3. somatization,
  4. somatization disorder,
  5. somato-,
  6. somatoform,
  7. somatoform disorder,
  8. somatogenic,
  9. somatoliberin,
  10. somatology


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