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fetal position

noun

: a position in which you lie on your side with both legs and both arms bent and pulled up to your chest and with your head bowed forward

Full Definition of FETAL POSITION

:  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

First Known Use of FETAL POSITION

1963

fetal position

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FETAL POSITION

:  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

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