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1. Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
2. Resting; idle.
3. Biology Resting on the surface from which it arises. Used of an organ or other structure.
A recumbent bicycle.

[Latin recumbēns, recumbent-, present participle of recumbere, to lie down : re-, re- + cumbere, to lie.]

re·cum′bence, re·cum′ben·cy n.
re·cum′bent·ly adv.
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These make driving around a little hazardous, as the stopping points are not always well-planned and on more than one occasion, I have rounded a bend in a small road to find a white van man, surrounded by a cluster of bright hi-vis waistcoats all in various states of recumbence.
Animals of group II and III started taking rest in dorsal recumbence from day 7 whereas animals of group I started taking rest on their back after 14 days.
Comparison of prevalence of post-dural puncture headache between six hour-supine recumbence and early ambulation after lumbar puncture in Thai patients: A randomized controlled study.