Re: What's the word for...

Subject: Re: What's the word for...
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 17:09:12 -0400

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Andrew Warren<awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com> wrote:
> McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
>> Lie back and gaze at the stars (or the ceiling) and you are supine.
>> Lie face down, and you are prone.
>> Lie on one side or the other and you are.... Â are..... Â are.....
>> what, again?
> Â ÂLateral. ÂGoogle for:
> Â Â Âsupine prone "lateral position"
> Â Âto see thousands of examples.
> Â Â-Andrew

Damn, he beat me to it. I came up with this:

decubitus /deÂcuÂbiÂtus/ (de-kuÂbÄ-tus) pl. decuÂbitus [L.]
1. an act of lying down; the position assumed in lying down.

Of course, it doesn't use supine and prone, it uses dorsal and ventral
decubitus, so I'm probably still wrong.

Lin Sims

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