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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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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habitus - person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease); "the consumptive habitus"
predisposition, sensitivity - susceptibility to a pathogen
2.habitus - constitution of the human bodyhabitus - constitution of the human body  
bodily property - an attribute of the body
lankiness - a tall and thin physique
dumpiness, squattiness - a short and stout physique
body type, somatotype - a category of physique
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The physical or constitutional characteristics of a person:
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The famous French sociologist Bourdieu had explained how social groups behave and find themselves in similar situations across generations using the notions of habitus and cultural capital.
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