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Related to fetal position: fetal presentation
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.
[From its resemblance to the position of a fetus in the womb.]
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a bodily position similar to that of a fetus in the womb, with the knees up towards the chest and the head bent forward
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a posture resembling that of the fetus in the uterus, in which the body is curled with head and limbs drawn in.
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