decubitus ulcer(redirected from Decubitus ulcers)
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[Medieval Latin dēcubitus, lying down, being bedridden, from past participle of Latin dēcumbere, to lie down; see decumbent.]
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(Pathology) a chronic ulcer of the skin and underlying tissues caused by prolonged pressure on the body surface of bedridden patients. Nontechnical names: bedsore or pressure sore
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|Noun||1.||decubitus ulcer - a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)|
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