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Meaning of DECUBITUS

Pronunciation:  di'kyoobitus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a reclining position (as in a bed)
 

DECUBITUS is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: attitude, position, posture

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*cu"bi*tus\, n. [NL., fr. L. de- + cubare, to lie
down: cf. F. d['e]cubitus.] (Med.)
An attitude assumed in lying down; as, the dorsal decubitus.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A decubitus ulcer is a bedsore which is caused by pressure over bony areas. The most common sites for decubitus to occur are the hips, elbows and heels.
 

 

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