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noun, plural somata
[soh-muh-tuh] /ˈsoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA), somas. Biology.
the body of an organism as contrasted with its germ cells.
haoma (def 1).
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
the body of an organism, esp an animal, as distinct from the germ cells
an intoxicating plant juice drink used in Vedic rituals

soma so·ma (sō’mə)
n. pl. so·mas or so·ma·ta (-mə-tə)

The entire body of an organism, exclusive of the germ cells.

The axial part of a body, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.

The body of a person as contrasted with the mind or psyche.

See cell body.


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  • Somatagnosia

    somatagnosia so·ma·tag·no·sia (sō’mə-tāg-nō’zhə) n. Inability to correctly identify or orient the parts of one’s body or the body of another.

  • Somatalgia

    somatalgia so·ma·tal·gi·a (sō’mə-tāl’jē-ə, -jə) n. Pain in the body due to organic causes.

  • Somatasthenia

    somatasthenia so·ma·tas·the·ni·a (sō’mə-tās-thē’nē-ə) or so·mas·the·ni·a (sō’mās-) n. A condition of chronic physical weakness and fatigue.

  • Somatesthesia

    somatesthesia so·ma·tes·the·sia (sō’mə-tĭs-thē’zhə) or so·mes·the·sia (sō’mĭs-) n. Consciousness of one’s body; awareness of body sensation. so’ma·tes·thet’ic (-thět’ĭk) adj.

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