habitus

noun
hab·i·tus | \ˈha-bə-təs \
plural habitus\ˈha-bə-təs, -ˌtüs \

Definition of habitus 

: habit specifically : body build and constitution especially as related to predisposition to disease

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There is an acceptance of your own body habitus as well as that of others. New York Times, "The 9.24.17 Issue," 6 Oct. 2017 To achieve equity in educational outcomes, school leaders must understand habitus and how to cultivate mindsets for learning. miamiherald, "CEOs believe community should be involved in making public schools better," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of habitus

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for habitus

New Latin, from Latin

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habitudinal

habitué

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haboob

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The first known use of habitus was in 1886

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habitus

noun
hab·i·tus | \ˈhab-ət-əs \
plural habitus\-ət-əs, -ə-ˌtüs \

Medical Definition of habitus 

: habit specifically : body build and constitution especially as related to predisposition to disease an ulcer habitus

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