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flank position

n.

A lateral recumbent position in which the lower leg is flexed and the upper leg is extended, with convex extension of the upper side of the body, used for nephrectomy.

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Nearby words

flange, flange coupling, flanged rail, flangeway, flank, flank position, flank speed, flanken, flanker, flannel, flannel cake
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