somatoform

[ suh-mat-uh-fawrm, soh-muh-tuh- ]
/ səˈmæt əˌfɔrm, ˈsoʊ mə tə- /

adjective

characterized by symptoms suggesting a physical disorder but for which there are no demonstrable organic findings or known physiological mechanisms.

Nearby words

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

Origin of somatoform


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