habitus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n habitus constitution of the human body
    • n habitus person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease) "the consumptive habitus"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Habitus hăb"ĭ*tŭs (Zoöl) Habitude; mode of life; general appearance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n habitus In medicine, characteristic state or condition; constitutional habit.
    • n habitus In natural history, the general appearance or likeness of an animal or a plant, irrespective of its structure; facies.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Idem contemptui et admirationi habitus.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Hic breui angustoque corpore fuit: Helgonem habitus procerior cepit.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
He thought that skulls might more quickly than bacula reflect the habitus of the animal.
"Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys" by Robert L. Packard
Fingebam vultus, habitus ac verba loquentum Ut plures uno crederes ore loqui.
"Roman Sepulchral Inscriptions" by John Kenrick
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In news:

What information I have about its glory days comes mainly from historical documents, Web archives and the spotty memories of its habitués.
Oilmen Ed Cox and Cary Maguire are habitués.
And be forewarned, hipster habitués ofTeddy's RoomandKu De Ta.
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