recumbency

noun re·cum·ben·cy \ ri-ˈkəm-bən(t)-sē \

Definition of recumbency

plural recumbencies
: the state of leaning, resting, or reclining : repose; also : a recumbent position

First Known Use of recumbency

1646


Medical Dictionary

recumbency

noun re·cum·ben·cy \ ri-ˈkəm-bən-sē \

medical Definition of recumbency

plural recumbencies
: the state of leaning, resting, or reclining; also : a recumbent position
  • dyspnea…relieved with recumbency
  • —Elizabeth Dean

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