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[suh-mat-uh-jen-ik, soh-muh-tuh-]
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adjective Biology.
  1. developing from somatic cells.
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Also so·mat·o·ge·net·ic [suh-mat-uh-juh-net-ik, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˌmæt ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/.

Origin of somatogenic

First recorded in 1900–05; somato- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for somatogenic


  1. med originating in the cells of the body: of organic, rather than mental, origina somatogenic disorder
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somatogenic in Medicine


(sō-măt′ə-jĕnĭk, sō′mə-tə-)
  1. Originating in the body under the influence of external forces.
  2. Having origin in body cells.
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