somatologic /seuh mat'l oj"ik, soh'meuh tl-/, somatological, adj.somatologically, adv.somatologist, n.
/soh'meuh tol"euh jee/, n.
the branch of anthropology that deals with human physical characteristics.
[1730-40; SOMATO- + -LOGY]

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