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Lusus naturae

A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed.  Synonyms: freak, monster, monstrosity.

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"Lusus naturae" Quotes from Famous Books

... came." She had advanced to her present nearly mature age without perhaps feeling the want of them. But, nevertheless, even in her bosom was living the usual feminine passion for admiration. She was no "lusus naturae," but a woman with a heart, and blood in her veins; and not as yet a very old woman either. And therefore, though she had no idea that Sir Lionel was her lover, she had learned to be ...
— The Bertrams • Anthony Trollope

... no subsequent opportunity to decide whether this was one of a new species of the Macropodidae family, or a mere lusus naturae. The dimensions and height of this ...
— Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1. • J Lort Stokes

Words linked to "Lusus naturae" :   leviathan, variation, sport, mutation, mutant

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