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Origin of somatology

First recorded in 1730–40; somato- + -logy
Related formsso·mat·o·log·ic [suh-mat-l-oj-ik, soh-muh-tl-] /səˌmæt lˈɒdʒ ɪk, ˌsoʊ mə tl-/, so·ma·to·log·i·cal, adjectiveso·mat·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbso·ma·tol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for somatology

anthropogeny, anthropography, somatology

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British Dictionary definitions for somatology


  1. the branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of the body
  2. the branch of anthropology dealing with the physical characteristics of man
Derived Formssomatologic (ˌsəʊmətəˈlɒdʒɪk) or somatological, adjectivesomatologically, adverbsomatologist, noun
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