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lusus naturae

[loo-suh s nuh-too r-ee, -tyoo r-ee] /ˈlu səs nəˈtʊər i, -ˈtyʊər i/
noun
1.
a deformed person or thing; freak.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin lūsus nātūrae a jest of nature
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British Dictionary definitions for lusus naturae

lusus naturae

/ˈluːsʊs næˈtʊəriː/
noun
1.
a freak, mutant, or monster
Word Origin
C17: Latin: whim of nature
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lusus naturae in Medicine

lusus naturae lu·sus na·tu·rae (lōō'səs nə-tur'ē, -tyur'ē)
n.
A conspicuous congenital abnormality.

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