Variant of valetudinarian
- a person in poor health; invalid
- one who thinks constantly and anxiously about one's own health
Origin: from Classical Latin valetudinarius, sickly, infirm, an invalid from valetudo (gen. valetudinis), state of health, sickness from valere, to be strong: see value
- characterized by or in poor health; sickly
- anxiously concerned about one's health
- valetudinarianism noun
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