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habitus

[hab-i-tuh s] /ˈhæb ɪ təs/
noun, plural habitus.
1.
the physical characteristics of a person, especially appearance and constitution as related to disease.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin, Latin; see habit1
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habitus

/ˈhæbɪtəs/
noun (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
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: state, habit
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habitus in Medicine

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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