semiprone
Denoting semipronation.

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adj.
describing the position of a patient lying face downwards, but with one or both knees flexed to one side so that the body is not lying completely flat. Compare prone, supine.

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semi·prone (sem″e-prōnґ) [semi- + prone] partly prone; see Sims position, under position.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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