psychosomatic psy·cho·so·mat·ic (sī'kō-sō-māt'ĭk)
Of or relating to a disorder having physical symptoms but originating from mental or emotional causes.
Relating to or concerned with the influence of the mind on the body, especially with respect to disease.
A descriptive term for the relationship between the mind and body.
Note: “Psychosomatic” disorders have definite physical symptoms but are thought to be caused by emotional or psychological factors. Anorexia nervosa is an example of a psychosomatic illness.