Pronunciation: (sō-mat'ik, su-), [key]
1. of the body; bodily; physical.
2. Anat., Zool.pertaining to the body wall of an animal.
3. Cell Biol.pertaining to or affecting the somatic cells, as distinguished from the germ cells.
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