adjective Etymology: Greek sōmatikos, from sōmat-, sōma Date: circa 1775 1. of, relating to, or affecting the body especially as distinguished from the germplasm or the psyche 2. of or relating to the wall of the body ; parietalsomatically adverb

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  • Somatic — So*mat ic (s[ o]*m[a^]t [i^]k), a. [Gr. swmatiko s, fr. sw^ma the body.] 1. Of or pertaining to the body as a whole; corporeal; as, somatic death; somatic changes. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the wall of the body; somatopleuric;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somatic — SOMATIC, Ă, somatici, ce, adj. (biol.) Care ţine de corp, privitor la corp (considerat un ansamblu unitar). ♢ Celule somatice = celulele corpului (cu excepţia celor sexuale). – Din fr. somatique. Trimis de cata, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • somatic — index bodily, corporal, physical, tangible Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • somatic — pertaining to the body, 1775, from Fr. somatique, from Gk. somatikos of the body, from soma (gen. somatos) body …   Etymology dictionary

  • somatic — *bodily, physical, corporeal, corporal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • somatic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the body, especially as distinct from the mind. DERIVATIVES somatically adverb. ORIGIN Greek s matikos, from s ma body …   English terms dictionary

  • somatic — [sō mat′ik] adj. [Gr sōmatikos < sōma (gen. sōmatos), body: see SOMA1] 1. of the body, as distinguished from the soul, mind, or psyche; corporeal; physical 2. Biol. of the soma 3. Anat. Zool. of the outer walls of the body, as distinguished… …   English World dictionary

  • somatic — 1. Relating to the soma or trunk, the wall of the body cavity, or the body in general. SYN: parietal (2). 2. Relating to or involving the skeleton or skeletal (voluntary) muscle and the inn …   Medical dictionary

  • somatic — adj. 1) relating to the nonreproductive parts of the body. A somatic mutation cannot be inherited. 2) relating to the body wall (i.e. excluding the viscera), e.g. somatic mesoderm. Compare: splanchnic 3) relating to the body rather than the mind …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • somatic — somatically, adj. /soh mat ik, seuh /, adj. 1. of the body; bodily; physical. 2. Anat., Zool. pertaining to the body wall of an animal. 3. Cell Biol. pertaining to or affecting the somatic cells, as distinguished from the germ cells. [1765 75; <… …   Universalium

  • somatic — so·mat·ic || səʊ mætɪk adj. of the body, physical; of or pertaining to the wall of the body cavity (Anatomy, Zoology); of or pertaining to a somatic cell (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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