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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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With the patient positioned in both dorsal and ventral recumbency, gentle digital pressure identified a reducible hernia of the ventral abdominal wall.
After catheter insertion, the animals were maintained in ventral recumbency. The catheter was connected to a handmade water column system filled with heparinized saline (Figure 1A), or to a multiparameter monitor (LW8, Life Window Lite, Digicare[R], Boynton Beach, FL, USA) via a pressure transducer filled with heparinized saline (Figure 1B).
The operation was performed in ventral recumbency following aseptic preparation of the site.
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