Somatology. World Book Dictionary defines it as the study or science, of the human body as a branch of anthropology. This also includes the study of material substances, as in physics, chemistry, biology, botany which are under the general heading of physicalism. Physicalism. See the Stanford Dictionary of Philosophy.

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  • somatology — noun Etymology: New Latin somatologia, from somat + logia logy Date: circa 1878 a branch of anthropology primarily concerned with the comparative study of human evolution, variation, and classification especially through measurement and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • somatology — 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • somatology — noun The study of the physical nature of man …   Wiktionary

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  • somatology — n. study of the physiological and anatomical characteristics of the human bodyso·ma·tol·o·gy || ‚səʊmÉ™ tÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ / tÉ’l …   English contemporary dictionary

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