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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or affecting the body, especially as distinguished from a body part, the mind, or the environment; corporeal or physical.
  • adjective Of or relating to the wall of the body cavity, especially as distinguished from the head, limbs, or viscera.
  • adjective Of or relating to the portion of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates voluntary movement.
  • adjective Of or relating to a somatic cell or the somatoplasm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the body or material organism, as distinguished from the soul, spirit, or mind; physical; corporeal; bodily.
  • Of or pertaining to the soma: as, the longitudinal somatic axis lies in the meson.
  • Of or pertaining to the cavity or interior hollow of the body of an animal, and especially to the body-walls of such cavity; parietal, as distinguished from visceral or splanchnic; cœlomatic; somatopleural.
  • Pertaining to mass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the body as a whole; corporeal.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the wall of the body; somatopleuric; parietal.
  • adjective See the Note under Death, n., 1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Part of, or relating to the body of an organism.
  • adjective Of or relating to the wall of the body; somatopleuric; parietal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French somatique, from Greek sōmatikos, from sōma, sōmat-, body; see soma.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French somatique, from Ancient Greek σωματικός (sōmatikos, "bodily"), from σῶμα (sōma, "body").

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