Decumbency
Decumbence De*cum"bence, Decumbency De*cum"ben*cy, n. The act or posture of lying down. [1913 Webster]

The ancient manner of decumbency. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]


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  • decumbency — See decumbence. * * * …   Universalium

  • decumbency — noun decumbence …   Wiktionary

  • decumbency — de·cum·ben·cy …   English syllables

  • decumbency —   n. decubitus.    ♦ decumbent, a.    ♦ decumbiture, n. confinement to bed …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • Decumbence — De*cum bence, Decumbency De*cum ben*cy, n. The act or posture of lying down. [1913 Webster] The ancient manner of decumbency. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • decumbent — decumbence, decumbency, n. decumbently, adv. /di kum beuhnt/, adj. 1. lying down; recumbent. 2. Bot. (of stems, branches, etc.) lying or trailing on the ground with the extremity tending to ascend. [1635 45; < L decumbent (s. of decumbens), prp.… …   Universalium

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