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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.
soma so·ma (sō'mə)
n. pl. so·mas or so·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The entire body of an organism, exclusive of the germ cells.
The axial part of a body, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.
The body of a person as contrasted with the mind or psyche.
See cell body.