[ suh-mat-uh-jen-ik, soh-muh-tuh- ]
/ səˌmæt əˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌsoʊ mə tə- /

adjective Biology.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for somatogenic

/ (səˌmætəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /


med originating in the cells of the body: of organic, rather than mental, origina somatogenic disorder
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Medical definitions for somatogenic

[ sō-măt′ə-jĕnĭk, sō′mə-tə- ]


Originating in the body under the influence of external forces.
Having origin in body cells.
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