Definition of Valetudinarian
Valetudinarian: Someone with a weak or sickly constitution, especially someone whose chief concern is being or becoming a chronic invalid.
The word "valetudinarian" comes from the Latin "valere", which means to be strong or to be well, via "valetudo" which could refer to good or bad health.
Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2016
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