fetal position

noun

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

Examples of fetal position in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lie on your side with your knees curled up against your chest (in a fetal position). Andrew Simmons, Outside Online, 23 Sep. 2019 Stangel hit Spiers seven or eight times with a metal baton, including five times while the man was on the ground in the fetal position, according to the statement. Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2022 According to details of the case file made available to CNN, her body was found tied up with green gaffer's tape and placed in the fetal position inside the black garbage bag. Brynn Gingras, CNN, 4 Dec. 2021 The group uncovered a body lying in the fetal position, still mostly intact. Longreads, 8 Apr. 2021 The video cuts with the man in a fetal position, the knife still stuck in his neck. Amaris Encinas, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2021 After two officers took the prisoner to the ground, the prisoner curled up in a fetal position and was surrounded by multiple officers. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 4 Nov. 2021 By the third night, Olsen was curled up in the fetal position, having a vision of being an egg in his mother's womb, then being born and seeing his entire life up until that point. Katie Bain, Billboard, 14 Oct. 2021 My wife almost fell on the floor in a fetal position. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fetal position

1887, in the meaning defined above

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12 Apr 2022

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“Fetal position.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetal%20position. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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fetal position

noun

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 psychological regression

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