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1 The central part of a neuron or other cell containing the nucleus (1) and other structures that keep the cell alive, as distinct from a cell process (2). Also called a cell body.

2 The body of an organism as distinct from its mind, or (in physiology and genetics) as distinct from its germ cells. somata pl. somatic adj. [From Greek soma a body]

Subjects: Psychology.


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