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A trademark for the drug carisoprodol.
n. pl. so·ma·ta (-mə-tə) 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.
An intoxicating or hallucinogenic beverage, made from a plant or fungus whose identity is now unknown, that was offered to the gods and consumed by participants in Vedic ritual sacrifices.
[Sanskrit somaḥ; akin to sunoti, he presses.]
n, pl -mata (-mətə) or -mas
(Zoology) the body of an organism, esp an animal, as distinct from the germ cells
[C19: via New Latin from Greek sōma the body]
(Other Non-Christian Religions) an intoxicating plant juice drink used in Vedic rituals
n., pl. -ma•ta (-mə tə)
the body of an organism as contrasted with its germ cells.
[1830–40; < New Latin < Greek sôma body]
soma- The body of an organism.
See also related terms for organism.
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|Noun||1.||soma - leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink|
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
|2.||Soma - personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual|
Hindu deity - a deity worshipped by the Hindus
|3.||soma - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"|
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, form
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
adult body - the body of an adult human being
male body - the body of a male human being
female body - the body of a female human being