1 of or relating to the soma
2 of or relating to an animal body or body wall as distinct from the viscera, limbs, and head
3 of or relating to the human body as distinct from the mind a somatic disease (C18: from Greek somatikos concerning the body, from soma the body)
n any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells
somatic nervous system
n (Physiol) the section of the nervous system responsible for sensation and control of the skeletal muscles
autonomic nervous system
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