somatology

[soh-muh-tol-uh-jee]

noun

the branch of anthropology that deals with human physical characteristics.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for somatology

somatology

noun

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