14:36 May 17, 2018
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French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Geriatrics
French term or phrase: Clinophilie

Does anyone know if there is an English medical term for "clinophilie"

I found this definition: "La clinophilie désigne le fait de rester allongé de longues heures dans la journée, sans dormir ni pratiquer une activité particulière comme lire ou regarder la télévision. La personne atteinte peut aller jusqu'à passer la plupart de ses journées au lit."


joanna menda
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You haven't given the context, but it sounds like one of those semi-jokey medical euphemisms.

Clinophilia (uncountable)

The love of beds.
The love of going to bed.
In psychiatry: Tendency to maintain a reclining position.

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agree  B D Finch: Could be dissembled by a pretence to be sunbathing.
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