- the branch of anthropology that deals with human physical characteristics.
Origin of somatology
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The science of the body was Somatology, that of the mind Pneumatology.
- the branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of the body
- the branch of anthropology dealing with the physical characteristics of man
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