noun (plural same or lususes naturae)rare
A freak of nature.
- More specifically, the Old Man represented a kind of curiosity called the lusus naturae, a play or joke of nature.
- At length by mere accident I discovered an extraordinary lusus naturae in the disposition of the right subclavian artery.
- On Sunday last, a cow of the Durham breed calved, along with a remarkably fine bull calf, which is still alive, a very curious lusus naturae.
Latin, literally 'a sport of nature'.
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