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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: psych- ( PSYCH-) + somatikos (from soma 'body')

psychosomatic

adjective
     
psy‧cho‧so‧mat‧ic medical
1MP a psychosomatic illness is caused by fear or anxiety rather than by a physical problem
psychosomatic illness/symptoms/disorder etc
Children are just as susceptible to psychosomatic conditions as adults.
2M relating to the relationship between the mind and physical illness
psychosomatically adverb

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