Meaning of “fetal position” in the English Dictionary

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"fetal position" in British English

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fetal positionnoun [ S ]

/ˈfiː.təl pəˌzɪʃ.ən/ /ˈfiː.t̬əl pəˌzɪʃ.ən/ UK also foetal position

a position in which someone lies in a curved shape with legs and arms bent and close to the body:

He was curled up in a fetal position on the floor, sobbing.

(Definition of “fetal position” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fetal position" in American English

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fetal positionnoun [ C usually sing ]

/ˈfi·t̬əl pəˌzɪʃ·ən/

a position in which you lie on your side with your knees bent and raised against your chest and your arms around your legs

(Definition of “fetal position” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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