[sahy-tuh s, see-]

noun, plural si·tus·es, si·tus.

position; situation.
the proper or original position, as of a part or organ.

Origin of situs

From Latin, dating back to 1695–1705; see origin at site



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noun plural -tus

position or location, esp the usual or right position of an organ or part of the body

Word Origin for situs

C18: from Latin: site, situation, position
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Word Origin and History for situs

Latin, "situation, position" (see site). In technical uses in English, "proper or original position and location of something" (cf. in situ).


see in situ.

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situs in Medicine



n. pl. situs

Position, especially normal or original position, as of a body organ or part.
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