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val·e·tu·di·nar·i·an

(val'ĕ-tū'di-nār'ē-ăn),
1. An invalid or person in chronically poor health.
2. One whose chief concern is his or her invalidism or poor health.
[L. valetudinarius, sickly]

valetudinarian

(văl′ĭ-to͞od′n-âr′ē-ən, -tyo͞od′-)
n.
A sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health.
adj.
1. Chronically ailing; sickly.
2. Constantly and morbidly concerned with one's health.

val′e·tu′di·nar′i·an·ism n.

valetudinarian

An obsolete term for:
(1) A sickly person; invalid;
(2) A person unduly concerned about his or her health; hypochondriac.

Valetudinarian is not used in the working medical parlance.

valetudinarian

1. A person constantly suffering from one illness or another, especially one deeply preoccupied with ill health.
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