Fetal-position meaning

(literally) The location of the fetus inside a womb.
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A position of the body at rest in which the spine is curved, the head is bowed forward, and the arms and legs are drawn in toward the chest.
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A position resembling that of the human fetus in the uterus, in which the arms and legs of a person lying on one side are drawn in to the chest and the head is bent down.
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A posture in which the head and knees are brought as close to the abdomen as possible.
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Origin of fetal-position

  • From its resemblance to the position of a fetus in the womb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the position a fetus assumes.

    From Wiktionary