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soma1

[soh-muh] /ˈsoʊ mə/
noun, plural somata
[soh-muh-tuh] /ˈsoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA),
somas. Biology
1.
the body of an organism as contrasted with its germ cells.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin < Greek sôma body

soma2

[soh-muh] /ˈsoʊ mə/
noun
1.
haoma (def 1).
Origin
1820-30; < Sanskrit

Soma

[soh-muh] /ˈsoʊ mə/
Pharmacology, Trademark.
1.
a brand of carisoprodol.

-soma

1.
a variant of -some3 , used especially in the formation of names of zoological genera:
Schistosoma.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek sôma
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British Dictionary definitions for soma

soma1

/ˈsəʊmə/
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
1.
the body of an organism, esp an animal, as distinct from the germ cells
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek sōma the body

soma2

/ˈsəʊmə/
noun
1.
an intoxicating plant juice drink used in Vedic rituals
Word Origin
from Sanskrit
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Word Origin and History for soma
n.

name of an intoxicant used in ancient Vedic ritual, prepared from the juice of some East Indian plant, 1785, from Sanskrit soma, from PIE *seu- "juice," from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). In "Brave New World" (1932), the name of a state-dispensed narcotic producing euphoria and hallucination.

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soma in Medicine

soma so·ma (sō'mə)
n. pl. so·mas or so·ma·ta (-mə-tə)

  1. The entire body of an organism, exclusive of the germ cells.

  2. The axial part of a body, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.

  3. The body of a person as contrasted with the mind or psyche.

  4. See cell body.

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