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Somatic

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(1) (cell biology) Of, relating to, characteristic of, a somatic cell (as opposed to the germ cell)

(2) (anatomy) Relating to the body wall (as opposed to the viscera, head, or limbs)

(3) (psychology) Of the body; physical (as opposed to the mind or spirit)


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Word origin: from Ancient Greek sōmatikos (bodily)

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Somatic Fusion and Reproduction

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Cell and Molecular Revision Question Help!!!

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