recumbency(redirected from lateral recumbency)
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Related to lateral recumbency: anteroposterior, dorsal recumbency, ventral recumbency, sternal recumbency
Etymology: L, recumbere, to lie down
the state of lying down or leaning against something.
recumbency(rĭ-kŭm′bĕn-sē) [L. recumbens, lying down]
The condition of leaning or reclining.
a clinical term is used to describe an animal that is lying down and unable to rise. See also paralysis, downer cow syndrome.
lying on the back.
lying on side.
see ventral recumbency (below).
sitting up on the brisket with the legs tucked under the body.