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  1. the branch of anthropology that deals with human physical characteristics.
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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
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Related Words for somatology

anthropogeny, anthropography, somatology

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Historical Examples of somatology

  • The science of the body was Somatology, that of the mind Pneumatology.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4


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
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Derived Formssomatologic (ˌsəʊmətəˈlɒdʒɪk) or somatological, adjectivesomatologically, adverbsomatologist, noun
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