Definition of "somatic" [so•mat•ic]

  • (adjective) Of, relating to, or affecting the body, especially as distinguished from a body part, the mind, or the environment; corporeal or physical. See Synonyms at bodily.
  • (adjective) Of or relating to the wall of the body cavity, especially as distinguished from the head, limbs, or viscera.
  • (adjective) Of or relating to the portion of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates voluntary movement.
  • (adjective) Of or relating to a somatic cell or the somatoplasm.

Use "somatic" in a sentence

  • "And this is the term somatic cell, which means a body cell."
  • "Some scientists now use the term somatic stem cell instead of adult stem cell."
  • "Gene manipulation, as it's being performed now, is gene manipulation of what we call somatic cells."

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