Definition of Habitus
Habitus: The physique or body build. Also the posture. For example, corticosteroid therapy can produce a characteristic cushingoid habitus with a moon face, "buffalo hump" at the back of the neck, and obesity of the trunk.
From the Latin for "condition" from the Latin verb "habere" meaning "to hold."
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