lusus naturae

lusus naturae

[loo-suhs nuh-toor-ee, -tyoor-ee]
noun
a deformed person or thing; freak.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin lūsus nātūrae a jest of nature

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lusus naturae (ˈluːsʊs næˈtʊəriː)
 
n
a freak, mutant, or monster
 
[C17: Latin: whim of nature]

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

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