Somatic death. See the Note under Death, n., 1.

(So*mat"ic*al) a. Somatic.

(So*mat"ics) n. The science which treats of the general properties of matter; somatology.

(So"ma*tist) n. One who admits the existence of material beings only; a materialist. Glanvill.

(So"ma*to*cyst) n. [Gr. sw^ma, sw`matos, body + ky`stis a bladder.] (Zoöl.) A cavity in the primary nectocalyx of certain Siphonophora. See Illust. under Nectocalyx.

(So`ma*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. sw^ma, sw`matos, body + -logy.]

1. The doctrine or the science of the general properties of material substances; somatics.

2. A treatise on the human body; anatomy. Dunglison.

(So"ma*tome) n. [Gr. sw^ma, body + te`mnein to cut.] (Anat. & Zoöl.) See Somite.

(So"ma*to*pleure) n. [Gr. sw^ma, sw`matos, body + pleyra` side.] (Anat.) The outer, or parietal, one of the two lamellæ into which the vertebrate blastoderm divides on either side of the notochord, and from which the walls of the body and the amnion are developed. See Splanchnopleure.

(So`ma*to*pleu"ric) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the somatopleure.

(So`ma*tot"ro*pism) n. [Gr. sw^ma, sw`matos, the body + tre`pein to turn.] (Physiol.) A directive influence exercised by a mass of matter upon growing organs. Encyc. Brit.

(Som"ber, Som"bre) a. [F. sombre; cf. Sp. sombra, shade, prob. from LL. subumbrare to put in the shade; L. sub under + umbra shade. See Umbrage.]

1. Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.

2. Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.

The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was also short.

Solver to Somniculous

(Sol"ver) n. One who, or that which, solves.

(Solv"i*ble) a. See Solvable.

(Sol"y) adv. Solely. [Obs.] Spenser.

(||So"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. sw^ma, sw`matos, the body.] (Anat.) The whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail. B. G. Wilder.

(So"maj" Sa*maj") (sa*mäj"), n. A society; a congregation, a worshiping assembly, or church, esp. of the Brahmo- somaj. [India]

(So*ma"li So*mal") (so*mäl"), n. (Ethnol.) A Hamitic people of East Central Africa.

(So*mat"ic) a. [Gr. swmatiko`s, fr. sw^ma the body.]

1. Of or pertaining to the body as a whole; corporeal; as, somatic death; somatic changes.

2. Of or pertaining to the wall of the body; somatopleuric; parietal; as, the somatic stalk of the yolk sac of an embryo.

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