somatic


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 innervation of the latter, as distinct from the viscera or visceral (involuntary) muscle and its (autonomic) innervation. SYN: parietal (3). 3. Relating to the vegetative, as distinguished from the generative, functions. [G. somatikos, bodily]

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so·mat·ic sō-'mat-ik, sə- adj
1 a) of, relating to, or affecting the body esp. as distinguished from the germ plasm or psyche: PHYSICAL
b) of, relating to, supplying, or involving skeletal muscles <the \somatic nervous system> <a \somatic reflex>
2) of or relating to the wall of the body as distinguished from the viscera: PARIETAL
so·mat·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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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.

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so·mat·ic (so-matґik) [Gr. sōmatikos] 1. pertaining to or characteristic of the soma or body. 2. pertaining to the body wall in contrast to the viscera.

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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 — 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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