recumbency

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