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so·ma1  audio  (sm) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. so·ma·ta  (-m-t) KEY  or so·mas
  1. The entire body of an organism, exclusive of the germ cells.
  2. See cell body.
  3. The body of an individual as contrasted with the mind or psyche.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin sma, from Greek, body; see teu- in Indo-European roots


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