Soma

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


Supplement

Word origin: Greek sōma (body)

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