Definition of somatically in US English:



  • See somatic

    • ‘In this way, we confirmed that epigenetic and second-site suppression of hcf 106 could be separated somatically.’
    • ‘These mutations were not present in normal cells, indicating that they arose somatically.’
    • ‘This comprises length alterations of oligonucleotide repeat sequences that occur somatically in human tumours.’
    • ‘This pattern holds for both germline and somatically expressed genes.’
    • ‘Sometimes those communications and exchanges take place somatically, occurring at levels upon which we do not or cannot reflect.’