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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.
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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
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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.
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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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