somatology


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so·ma·tol·o·gy

 (sō′mə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The physiological and anatomical study of the body.

so′ma·to·log′ic (sō′mə-tl-ŏj′ĭk, sō-măt′l-), so′ma·to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
so′ma·tol′o·gist n.

somatology

(ˌsəʊməˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Biology) the branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of the body
2. (Anatomy) the branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of the body
3. (Physiology) the branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of the body
4. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the branch of anthropology dealing with the physical characteristics of man
somatologic, ˌsomatoˈlogical adj
ˌsomatoˈlogically adv
ˌsomaˈtologist n

phys′ical anthropol′ogy


n.
the branch of anthropology dealing with the evolutionary changes in human body structure and the classification of modern races, using mensurational and descriptive techniques. Also called biological anthropology. Compare cultural anthropology.
[1870–75]
phys′ical anthropol′ogist, n.

somatology

Obsolete, the branch of physics that studies the properties of matter. Also called somatics.
See also: Matter
physical anthropology.
See also: Anthropology
the branch of anthropology that studies man’s physical characteristics. Also physical anthropology, somatics.somatologie, somatological, adj.
See also: Body, Human
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Today it all seems more complicated, largely as a result of new fossil discoveries, as well as the findings of ethology and somatology.
The deliverable contract being awarded (hereinafter referred to as "public contract") is the supply and installation of equipment serving specialized classrooms for vocational training of medical students in secondary schools established by the authority for the fields of nursing, first aid, anatomy and somatology including the equipment commissioning and operator training, to the extent and in accordance with the requirements specified by the contracting authority in the tender documents.
Unique up-down motion of the massage nodes was designed with the concept of somatology.