somatization

somaticize

[suh-mat-uh-sahyz, soh-muh-tuh-]
verb (used with object), somaticized, somaticizing. Psychiatry.
to convert (anxiety) into physical symptoms.
Also, especially British, somaticise.


Origin:
somatic + -ize

somatization [suh-mat-uh-zey-shuhn, soh-muh-tuh-] , noun
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somatization so·ma·ti·za·tion (sō'mə-tĭ-zā'shən)
n.
In psychiatry, the conversion of anxiety into physical symptoms.

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