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English definition of “somatic”

somatic

adjective uk   /səˈmæt.ɪk/ us    // specialized
relating to the body as opposed to the mind: Children of parents affected by post-traumatic stress disorder can become angry, depressed, and show somatic symptoms such as stomach-aches or headaches.
relating to general body cells: somatic mutations
(Definition of somatic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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