Soma

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Definition

noun, plural: somas

(1) (anatomy) The axial portion of an animal body (i.e. including the head, neck, trunk, and tail)

(2) (neurobiology) Cell body

(3) Alternative name for human body


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Word origin: Greek sōma (body)

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