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Related to habitus: body habitus
n. pl. habitus
The physical and constitutional characteristics of an individual, especially as related to the tendency to develop a certain disease.
[Latin, condition; see habit.]
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n, pl -tus
1. (Medicine) med general physical state, esp with regard to susceptibility to disease
2. (Biology) tendency or inclination, esp of plant or animal growth; habit
[C19: from Latin: state, habit]
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hab•i•tus(ˈhæb ɪ təs)
n., pl. -tus.
the physical constitution of a person, esp. with regard to susceptibility to disease.
[< New Latin, Latin]
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|Noun||1.||habitus - person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease); "the consumptive habitus"|
|2.||habitus - constitution of the human body |
bodily property - an attribute of the body
lankiness - a tall and thin physique
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