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Anatomical position

anatomical position

anatomical position n.
The erect position of the body with the face directed forward, the arms at the side, and the palms of the hands facing forward, used as a reference in describing the relation of body parts to one another.
Historical Examples

Each bone offered some special features dependent on its structural character and anatomical position.
Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins

According to the anatomical position, I believe that they do; yes.
Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

The upper end of the lower radial fragment, shown as overlying the ulna, is inclined forward in the anatomical position.
Gunshot Roentgenograms Clyde S. Ford


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