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Medical Term:

decubitus

Pronunciation: de-kyu'bi-tus

Definition:

  1. The position of the patient in bed; dorsal decubitus, lateral decubitus.
  2. Sometimes used in referring to a decubitus ulcer.

See: decubitus film

[L. decumbo, to lie down]

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