fetal position
noun Date: 1963 a position (as of a sleeping person) in which the body lies curled up on one side with the arms and legs drawn up and the head bowed forward and which is assumed in some forms of psychic regression

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  • Fetal position — (British English: foetal) is a medical term used to describe the positioning of the body of a prenatal fetus as it develops. In this position, the back is curved, the head is bowed, and the limbs are bent and drawn up to the torso. This position… …   Wikipedia

  • fetal position — n a position (as of a sleeping person) in which the body lies curled up on one side with the arms and legs drawn up toward the chest and the head is bowed forward and which is assumed in some forms of psychic regression …   Medical dictionary

  • fetal position — n. a position resembling that of the human fetus in the uterus, in which the arms and legs of a person lying on one side are drawn in to the chest and the head is bent down …   English World dictionary

  • fetal position — fetal po,sition noun count usually singular a position in which you lie on your side with your knees close to your chest …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fetal position — noun Etymology: so called from the similar position of the fetus in the womb : a position (as of a sleeping person) in which the body lies curled up on one side with the arms and legs drawn up toward the chest and the head is bowed forward and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fetal position — a bodily posture resembling that of the fetus in the uterus, in which the body is curled with head and limbs drawn in, sometimes assumed in states of fear or emotional withdrawal. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • fetal position — noun a) The location of the fetus inside a womb. b) A posture in which the head and knees are brought as close to the abdomen as possible …   Wiktionary

  • [fetal position] — radiation oncology picture archiving and communication system …   Medical dictionary

  • fetal position — fe′tal posi tion n. psl med a posture resembling that of the fetus in the uterus, in which the body is curled with head and limbs drawn in …   From formal English to slang

  • Fetal Position (House) — House (TV series) episode episode name = Fetal Position episode no = HOU 317 airdate = April 3, 2007 writer = Russel Friend Garrett Lerner director = Matt Shakman guest star = Anne Ramsay as Emma Sloan Tyson Ritter as himself season = 3 diagnosis …   Wikipedia

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