Definition of lusus naturae in English:

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lusus naturae

Pronunciation: /ˌluːsəs nəˈtjʊəriː/
Pronunciation: /-rʌɪ/

noun (plural same /-suːs/ or lususes)

A freak of nature: they said he was wonderful, surprisingly fit, a lusus naturae
More example sentences
  • 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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