decubital









decubital


noun, plural de·cub·i·tus. Medicine/Medical.

  1. any position assumed by a patient when lying in bed.

noun

  1. med the posture adopted when lying down
n.

1866, Modern Latin, from Latin decumbere “to lie down,” from de- (see de-) + cumbere (see succumb).

adj.

  1. Of or relating to a bedsore.

n.

  1. The position of a patient in bed.
  2. A bedsore.

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