Somatology
Somatology So`ma*tol"o*gy, n. [Gr. sw^ma, sw`matos, body + -logy.] 1. The doctrine or the science of the general properties of material substances; somatics. [1913 Webster]

2. A treatise on the human body; anatomy. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

3. (Biol.) The science which treats of anatomy and physiology, apart from psychology. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. (Anthropol.) The consideration of the physical characters of races and classes of men and of mankind in general. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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