somato-

somato-

a combining form meaning “body,” used in the formation of compound words: somatotonia.
Also, especially before a vowel, somat-.


Origin:
< Greek sōmato-, combining form equivalent to sōmat- (stem of sôma body) + -o- -o-

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somato- or (before a vowel) somat-
 
combining form
body: somatoplasm
 
[from Greek sōma, sōmat- body]
 
somat- or (before a vowel) somat-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek sōma, sōmat- body]

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somato- or somat-
pref.

  1. Body: somatopathic.

  2. Soma: somatoplasm.

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