decubitus

noun

de·​cu·​bi·​tus -bət-əs How to pronounce decubitus (audio)
plural decubiti -bət-ˌī How to pronounce decubitus (audio) -ˌē How to pronounce decubitus (audio)
1
: a position assumed in lying down
the dorsal decubitus
2
a
: ulcer
b
3
: prolonged lying down (as in bed)

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“Decubitus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/decubitus. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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