Definition of habitus in English:


Line breaks: hab|itus
Pronunciation: /ˈhabɪtəs


[mass noun] chiefly Medicine & Psychology
  • General constitution, especially physical build.
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    • 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.

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