foetal position

foetal position
foetal position UK US noun [countable] usually singular [singular foetal position plural foetal positions]
a position in which you lie on your side with your knees close to your chest
Thesaurus: specific body positionshyponym in a lying positionsynonym

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  • foetal position — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms foetal position : singular foetal position plural foetal positions a position in which you lie on your side with your knees close to your chest …   English dictionary

  • foetal position — /ˈfitl pəzɪʃən/ (say feetl puhzishuhn) noun a body position in which the head, arms and legs are drawn in together, with the back bent forwards, sometimes adopted in times of fear or trauma: *He had stripped half naked in his room, turned on the… …  

  • foetal position — foetal po.sition n the body position of an unborn child inside its mother, in which the body is curled and the legs are pulled up against the chest …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foetal position — position of an unborn child in its mother s womb, position in which the legs and arms are bent and drawn up to the chest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foetal position — noun (C) the body position of an unborn child inside its mother, in which the body is curled, and the legs are pulled up against the chest …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • position — n. posture 1) to assume, take a position 2) an awkward, uncomfortable; comfortable position 3) a kneeling; lotus; lying; prone; sitting; squatting; straddle; supine position 4) the fetal, foetal position attitude 5) to assume, take a position 6)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • foetal — [[t]fi͟ːt(ə)l[/t]] also fetal ADJ: ADJ n Foetal is used to describe something that relates to or is like a foetus. ...an early stage of foetal development... His legs were curled beneath him in a foetal position …   English dictionary

  • position — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 place ADJECTIVE ▪ correct, exact ▪ central ▪ geographical ▪ relative ▪ military …   Collocations dictionary

  • foetal — adj. Foetal is used with these nouns: ↑monitor, ↑monitoring, ↑position …   Collocations dictionary

  • 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

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