Definition of soma:
frame of reference, design, skeleton, systema skeletale, Sarcostemma acidum, figure of speech, conformation, habitus, condition, pulp, skeletal frame, word form, class, body-build, mannikin, mannequin, grade, material body, human body, manakin, var., number, name, configuration, haoma, phase, manikin, flesh, signifier, cast, digit, physical body, trope, skeletal system, anatomy, chassis, build, bod, public figure, underframe, descriptor, sort, variant, image, fig, frame, framing, kind, contour, course, figure, general anatomy, variety, pattern, shape, physique, embodiment, inning, form, strain.
- "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.
- "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.
The thesis that I desire to establish is that the heredity of each individual and each type is compounded of variations or changes of two distinct origins, one external and one internal; that is to say, of variations resulting from changes originating in the germ- cells or gametes, and of modifications produced originally in the soma by the action of external stimuli, and subsequently affecting the gametes.- "Hormones and Heredity", J. T. Cunningham.