recumbency

noun
re·​cum·​ben·​cy | \ ri-ˈkəm-bən(t)-sē How to pronounce recumbency (audio) \
plural recumbencies

Definition of recumbency

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

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1646, in the meaning defined above

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recumbency

noun
re·​cum·​ben·​cy | \ ri-ˈkəm-bən-sē How to pronounce recumbency (audio) \
plural recumbencies

Medical Definition of recumbency

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

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