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habitus

 [hab´ĭ-tus]
1. posture or position of the body.
2. physique; body build and constitution. See also body type.

hab·i·tus

(hab'i-tŭs), The plural of this word is habitus, not habiti.
The physical characteristics of a person.
[L. habit]

habitus

/hab·i·tus/ (hab´ĭ-tus) [L.]
1. attitude (2).

habitus

(hăb′ĭ-təs)
n. pl. habitus
The physical and constitutional characteristics of an individual, especially as related to the tendency to develop a certain disease.

habitus

[hab′itəs]
a person's appearance or physique, as an athletic habitus. See also habit.

habitus

A general body type; an asthenic habitus is seen in tall thin subjects whose organs are said to hang low in the body; the hyperthenic subject is plethoric and his organs are higher in the body and the hyposthenic habitus lies between the two. See Marfanoid habitus.

hab·i·tus

(hab'i-tŭs)
The physical characteristics of a person.
[L. habit]

hab·i·tus

(hab'i-tŭs) The plural of this word is habitus, not habiti.
Physical characteristics of a person.
[L. habit]

habitus

[L.] habit, body conformation.
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In dealing with the paintings of the Tagores, Parimoo lays out the Jorasanko cultural habitus, especially its pervasive practices of art and their close relationship to literature and cultural nationalism.
The advantage of Schutz, however, is that he allows us to return to the diversity of those who share this habitus and to the fact that 'far from being homogeneous, the social world is given to us in a complex system of perspectives' (1972: 8).
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