decubitus

[ dih-kyoo-bi-tuh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF decubitus

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If the subjacent iliac and psoas muscles be implicated, the thigh is flexed upon the leg in decubitus.

The decubitus is dorsal, and the legs are generally drawn up so as to relax the abdominal muscles.

WORD ORIGIN

1866, Modern Latin, from Latin decumbere "to lie down," from de- (see de-) + cumbere (see succumb).

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