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body habitus
 n.— «In an effort to quantify how obesity affects diagnostic imaging quality, Dr. Uppot and colleagues analyzed radiology records from a 15-year span at MGH. They searched for incomplete exams that carried the label “limited by body habitus,” meaning limited in quality due to patient size.» —“Obesity an increasing obstacle to medical diagnosis” in Oak Brook, Illinois EurekAlert Ju;y 25, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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