[sahy-tuh s, see-]

noun, plural si·tus·es, si·tus.

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

Nearby words

  1. situational,
  2. situational irony,
  3. situational psychosis,
  4. situationism,
  5. situla,
  6. situs inversus,
  7. situs picketing,
  8. situtunga,
  9. sitwell,
  10. sitz bath

Origin of situs

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



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British Dictionary definitions for situs


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
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for situs



n. pl. situs

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

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