habitus

[ hab-i-tuh s ]
/ ˈhæb ɪ təs /

noun, plural hab·i·tus.

the physical characteristics of a person, especially appearance and constitution as related to disease.

Origin of habitus

1885–90; < New Latin, Latin; see habit1
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British Dictionary definitions for habitus

habitus

/ (ˈhæbɪtəs) /

noun plural -tus

med general physical state, esp with regard to susceptibility to disease
tendency or inclination, esp of plant or animal growth; habit

Word Origin for habitus

C19: from Latin: state, habit
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Medicine definitions for habitus

habitus

[ hăbĭ-təs ]

n. pl. habitus

The physical and constitutional characteristics of an individual, especially the tendency to develop a certain disease.
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