Definition of habitus in English:
nounchiefly Medicine & Psychology
General constitution, especially bodily build.
- He doesn't have the body habitus for severe sleep apnea.
- Research is needed to determine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of alternative means for detecting conditions not amenable to physical examination because of a patient's body habitus.
- This border varies in position according to body habitus as well as disease.
Late 19th century: from Latin.
Definition of habitus in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan