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

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery