[ dih-kyoo-bi-tuhs ]
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noun,plural de·cub·i·tus.Medicine/Medical.
  1. any position assumed by a patient when lying in bed.

Origin of decubitus

1865–70; <New 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

Other words from decubitus

  • de·cu·bi·tal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for decubitus


/ (dɪˈkjuːbɪtəs) /

  1. med the posture adopted when lying down

Origin of decubitus

C19: Latin, past participle of decumbere to lie down

Derived forms of decubitus

  • decubital, adjective

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