de cubitus


noun, plural decubitus. Medicine/Medical.
any position assumed by a patient when lying in bed.

1865–70; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin dēcubi-, variant stem of dēcumbere to lie down, take to one's bed (dē- de- + -cumbere, telic v., with nasal infix, corresponding to cubāre to lie) + -tus suffix of verbal action

decubital, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
decubitus (dɪˈkjuːbɪtəs)
med the posture adopted when lying down
[C19: Latin, past participle of decumbere to lie down]

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Word Origin & History

1866, Mod.L., from decumbere "to lie down."
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Medical Dictionary

decubitus de·cu·bi·tus (dĭ-kyōō'bĭ-təs)

  1. The position of a patient in bed.

  2. A bedsore.

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