[ ri-kuhm-buhnt ]
/ rɪˈkʌm bənt /
lying down; reclining; leaning.
Zoology, Botany. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin.
a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc.
Words nearby recumbent
Origin of recumbent
OTHER WORDS FROM recumbentre·cum·ben·cy, re·cum·bence, nounre·cum·bent·ly, adverbun·re·cum·bent, adjectiveun·re·cum·bent·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for recumbency
The standing position is not often maintained, the patient seeking relief in recumbency.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
Some writers state that it may be produced by confining an animal in recumbency, with the casting harness.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
British Dictionary definitions for recumbency
/ (rɪˈkʌmbənt) /
lying down; reclining
(of a part or organ) leaning or resting against another organ or the grounda recumbent stem
(of a fold in a rock formation) in which the axial plane is nearly horizontal
Derived forms of recumbentrecumbence or recumbency, nounrecumbently, adverb
Word Origin for recumbent
C17: from Latin recumbere to lie back, from re- + cumbere to lie
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Medicine definitions for recumbency
[ rĭ-kŭm′bənt ]
Lying down, especially in a position of comfort; reclining.
Other words from recumbentre•cum′bence null n.
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