tripoding


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tripoding

 [tri´pod-ing]
the use of three points of support, as adopted by paralyzed patients when changing from a sitting or standing position.
A term referring to the characteristic posture of a child with acute epiglottitis, in which the chin is thrust out, the head hyperextended and the tongue protruding with a pooling/drooling of saliva, invariably accompanied by bright red swollen epiglottis

tripoding

(trī′pŏd-ĭng)
The use of three bases for support (e.g., two legs and a cane, or one leg and two crutches).