Associations to the word «Somatic»


SOMATIC, adjective. Part of, or relating to the body of an organism.
SOMATIC, adjective. Of or relating to the wall of the body; somatopleuric; parietal.
SOMATIC CELL, noun. (cytology) Any normal cell of an organism that is not involved in reproduction; a cell that is not on the germline.
SOMATIC CELLS, noun. Plural of somatic cell
SOMATIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, noun. The part of the peripheral nervous system that transmits signals from central nervous system to skeletal muscles, and from receptors of external stimuli thereby mediating sight, hearing and touch.
SOMATIC SENSORY CORTEX, noun. (anatomy) The region of the cerebral cortex that receives somatic signals from the thalamus.

Dictionary definition

SOMATIC, adjective. Affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit; "bodily needs"; "a corporal defect"; "corporeal suffering"; "a somatic symptom or somatic illness".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery