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sitz bath(sĭts, zĭts)
1. A bathtub shaped like a chair in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only the hips and buttocks.
2. A bath taken in such a tub especially for therapeutic reasons.
sitz bath(sɪts; zɪts)
(Complementary Medicine) a bath in which the buttocks and hips are immersed in hot water, esp for therapeutic effects, as after perineal or pelvic surgery
[half translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz seat + Bad bath1]
sitz′ bath`(sɪts, zɪts)
1. a chairlike bathtub in which the thighs and hips are immersed in warm water.
2. a therapeutic bath so taken.
n → Sitzbadewanne f