recumbency(redirected from ventral recumbency)
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Related to ventral recumbency: dorsal recumbency
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.
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