Recumbency



adjective
1.
lying down; reclining; leaning.
2.
inactive; idle.
3.
Zoology, Botany. noting a part that leans or reposes upon its surface of origin.
noun
4.
a recumbent person, animal, plant, etc.
adjective
1.
lying down; reclining
2.
(of a part or organ) leaning or resting against another organ or the ground: a recumbent stem
3.
(of a fold in a rock formation) in which the axial plane is nearly horizontal

recumbent re·cum·bent (rĭ-kŭm’bənt)
adj.
Lying down, especially in a position of comfort; reclining.
re·cum’bence or re·cum’ben·cy n.

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