habitus

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noun hab·i·tus \ˈha-bə-təs\

Definition of habitus

plural

habitus

\ˈha-bə-təs, -ˌtüs\
  1. :  habit; specifically :  body build and constitution especially as related to predisposition to disease

Origin and Etymology of habitus

New Latin, from Latin


First Known Use: 1886


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habitus

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noun hab·i·tus \ˈhab-ət-əs\

Medical Definition of habitus

plural

habitus

\-ət-əs, -ə-ˌtüs\play play
  1. :  habit; specifically :  body build and constitution especially as related to predisposition to disease an ulcer habitus

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