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A freak of nature:‘they said he was wonderful, surprisingly fit, a lusus naturae’
mutant, variant, variation, freak, freak of nature, deviant, monstrosity, monster, deformityView synonyms
- ‘On Sunday last, a cow of the Durham breed calved, along with a remarkably fine bull calf, which is still alive, a very curious lusus naturae.’
- ‘More specifically, the Old Man represented a kind of curiosity called the lusus naturae, a play or joke of nature.’
- ‘At length by mere accident I discovered an extraordinary lusus naturae in the disposition of the right subclavian artery.’
Latin, literally a sport of nature.
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