Medical Definition of Prone
Prone: With the front (or ventral) surface downward. To lie prone is to lie face downward. Prone is as opposed to supine.
For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry to "Anatomic Orientation Terms".Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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