frank breech


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Related to frank breech: Footling breech

frank breech

Etymology: L, francus + ME, brec
an intrauterine position of the fetus in which the buttocks present at the maternal pelvic inlet, the legs are straight up in front of the body, and the feet are at the shoulders. Babies born in this position tend to hold their feet near the head for some days after birth. Compare complete breech, footling breech. See also breech birth.