[L. habitus, state, style ]
1. A motor pattern executed with facility following constant or frequent repetition; an act performed at first in a voluntary manner but after sufficient repetition as a reflex action. Habits result from the passing of impulses through a particular set of neurons and synapses many times.
2. A particular type of dress or garb.
3. Mental or moral constitution or disposition.
4. Bodily appearance or constitution, esp. as related to a disease or predisposition to a disease.
SYN: SEE: habitus
5. Addiction to the use of drugs or alcohol.
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