From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Habitus is spelled the same as and has meanings derived from the Latin word habitus, also defined at Wiktionary.
- For the use in sociology see habitus (sociology)
- In biology, the term is sometimes used to denote a phenetic similarity in external morphology or the characteristic mode of growth or occurrence of an organism (see also ecomorphology)
- In medicine and psychology, susceptibility to certain types of physical disorders associated with particular body constitution types
- In medieval philosophy, especially Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, and Thomas Aquinas use the term in a way derived from Aristotle as a behavioral manifestation of the essential nature of a thing or a person
From Latin habitus (“habit”), from habeō (“have; maintain”).
- A Latin surname or cognomen
- Habitus: A Diaspora Journal
- Habitus, a 1998 novel by James Flint (British novelist)