[ sahy-tuh s, see- ]
/ ˈsaɪ təs, ˈsi- /

noun, plural si·tus·es, si·tus.

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


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Origin of situs

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

Definition for situs (2 of 2)

[ see-too ]
/ ˈsi tu /

noun Latin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for situs

/ (ˈsaɪtəs) /

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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Medical definitions for situs

[ sītəs ]

n. pl. situs

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