sitz bath

noun \ˈsits-\

Definition of SITZ BATH

:  a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also :  a bath so taken especially therapeutically

Origin of SITZ BATH

part translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz act of sitting + Bad bath
First Known Use: 1847

sitz bath

noun \ˈsits-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SITZ BATH

:  a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture
:  a bath in which the hips and buttocks are immersed in hot water for the therapeutic effect of moist heat in the perineal and anal regions


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