accumbency

accumbent

[uh-kuhm-buhnt]
adjective
1.
reclining; recumbent: accumbent posture.
2.
Botany. lying against something.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin accumbent- (stem of accumbēns, present participle of accumbere), equivalent to ac- ac- + cumb- (nasalized variant of cub- lie, recline; see covey) + -ent- -ent

accumbency, noun
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accumbent (əˈkʌmbənt)
 
adj
1.  botany (of plant parts and plants) lying against some other part or thing
2.  a rare word for recumbent
 
[C18: from Latin accumbere to recline]
 
ac'cumbency
 
n

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