Medical Definition of Valetudinarian
Valetudinarian: Someone with a weak or sickly constitution, especially someone whose chief concern is being or becoming a chronic invalid.
The word "valetudinarian" comes from the Latin "valere", which means to be strong or to be well, via "valetudo" which could refer to good or bad health.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2016
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z
Search Medical Dictionary
- What Is Inherited Lipodystrophy?
- Do You Take Good Care of Your Eyes?
- Tips for a Clean Home & Healthy Cat