Definition of habitus in English:

habitus

Line breaks: hab|itus
Pronunciation: /ˈhabɪtəs
 
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noun

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

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin.

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