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Medical Term:

soma

Pronunciation: so'ma

Definition

  1. The axial part of the body, head, neck, trunk, and tail, excluding the limbs.
  2. All of an organism with the exception of the germ cells.
  3. The body of a nerve cell, from which axons and dendrites project.

[G. soma, body]

See Also: body

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