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"pertaining to the body" (as distinct from the soul, spirit, or mind), 1775, from French somatique and directly from Greek somatikos "of the body," from soma (genitive somatos) "the body" (see somato-).
somatic so·mat·ic (sō-māt'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or affecting the body, especially as distinguished from a body part, the mind, or the environment; corporeal or physical.
Of or relating to the wall of the body cavity, especially as distinguished from the head, limbs, or viscera.
Relating to the vegetative, as distinguished from the generative, functions.
Of or relating to a somatic cell or the somatoplasm.
Relating to the body. ◇ The cells of the body with the exception of the reproductive cells (gametes) are known as somatic cells. See Note at mitosis.