• WordNet 3.6
    • adj somatic 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Somatic Of or pertaining to the body as a whole; corporeal; as, somatic death; somatic changes.
    • Somatic Of or pertaining to the wall of the body; somatopleuric; parietal; as, the somatic stalk of the yolk sac of an embryo.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • somatic Of or pertaining to the body or material organism, as distinguished from the soul, spirit, or mind; physical; corporeal; bodily.
    • somatic Of or pertaining to the soma: as, the longitudinal somatic axis lies in the meson.
    • somatic Of or pertaining to the cavity or interior hollow of the body of an animal, and especially to the body-walls of such cavity; parietal, as distinguished from visceral or splanchnic; cœlomatic; somatopleural.
    • somatic Pertaining to mass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Somatic physical, corporeal: parietal: pertaining to the body cavity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. swmatiko`s, fr. sw^ma the body
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. sōma, the body.


In literature:

The typical divisions are often spoken of as somatic.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
The same applies here, if stirring events that occur to the somatic cells can produce any effect at all on offspring.
"Essays on Life, Art and Science" by Samuel Butler
We call them somatic cells.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
The same also holds true in the somatic androgyny.
"Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex" by Sigmund Freud
He secured food by violence or cunning, and hunting and fighting were fit expressions of his somatic habit.
"Sex and Society" by William I. Thomas
The somatic or historical sense is in every case the first that must be ascertained.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Somatic: relating to the body, or abdomen.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
It is to nature what in Weismann's theory the germ plasm is to the somatic cell.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
He was helped by the somatically-generated radar it employed to steer it past obstacles.
"Rastignac the Devil" by Philip José Farmer
An attempt was made to determine the somatic number of chromosomes.
"Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2)" by Nettie Maria Stevens

In poetry:

What high immortals do in mirth
Is life and death on Middle Earth;
Their a-historic
Antipathy forever gripes
All ages and somatic types,
The sophomoric
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

All cows can have a somatic cell count below 200,000.
Over time, somatic cell count (SCC) levels on dairies in the US have gradually dropped.
The genetic code in the DNA of virtually every somatic cell can produce the entire complement of encoded proteins.
Sexual Trauma and Generative Somatic Healing.
Today's guest is Sexual Abuse Survivor and Generative Somatic Healing Practitioner, Staci Haines, We'll talk about Healing Sex, and somatic aproaches to healing trauma.
Phase I /II Clinical Study Begins for Somatic Cell Therapy for PAD.
209/309 Trauma and Somatic Experiencing.
Phase I/II Clinical Study Begins for Somatic Cell Therapy for PAD.
Delegates to the bi-annual National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments yesterday narrowly defeated a proposal to reduce the somatic cell count (SCC) legal limit from the current 750,000 cells per milliliter of milk to 400,000 by 2014.
Back to the Future with Somatic Progenitor Cells.
Somatic Therapy Associates, Lafayette.
Heather Schlachter, owner of Somatic Therapy Associates Massage and Wellness Center in Lafayette, Calif at the center on Thursday, May 27, 2010.
T2cure's Mid-Stage Somatic Stem Cell Product Receives EMEA Quality Certification.
Somatic Mosaic Activating Mutations in PIK3CA Cause CLOVES Syndrome.
Tend to yourself in private sessions with one on one with pure movement, somatics , relaxation, stress management and more.

In science:

Rs is the somatic resistance and Cs is the somatic capacitance .
A Graphical Approach to a Model of Neuronal Tree with Variable Diameter
Kember, Techniques for the application of the analytical solution to the multicylinder somatic shunt cable model for passive neurones , Math.
A Graphical Approach to a Model of Neuronal Tree with Variable Diameter
These changes may happen in the somatic immune cells in order to adapt to a microbe attack or in the germline cells.
Nonlinear deterministic equations in biological evolution
As a context to interpret the significance of this application, consider the reprogramming of differentiated (somatic) cells from a given tissue to pluripotent stem cell state, which can then differentiate into cells of a different type of tissue.
Controlling Complex Networks with Compensatory Perturbations
Somatic sex identity is cell autonomous in the chicken.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation