habitus

habitus

[hab-i-tuhs]
noun, plural habitus.
the physical characteristics of a person, especially appearance and constitution as related to disease.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin, Latin; see habit1

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habitus (ˈhæbɪtəs)
 
n , pl -tus
1.  med general physical state, esp with regard to susceptibility to disease
2.  tendency or inclination, esp of plant or animal growth; habit
 
[C19: from Latin: state, habit]

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habitus hab·i·tus (hāb'ĭ-təs)
n. pl. habitus
The physical and constitutional characteristics of an individual, especially the tendency to develop a certain disease.

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