bed sore

bedsore

[bed-sawr, -sohr]
noun Pathology.
an ulceration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by poor circulation due to prolonged pressure on body parts, especially bony protuberances, occurring in bedridden or immobile patients; decubitus ulcer.

Origin:
1860–65; bed + sore

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bedsore (ˈbɛdˌsɔː)
 
n
the nontechnical name for decubitus ulcer

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bedsore bed·sore (běd'sôr')
n.
A pressure-induced ulceration of the skin occurring in persons confined to bed for long periods of time. Also called decubitus ulcer, pressure sore.

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