from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See bedsore.
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- n. a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)
Medieval Latin dēcubitus, lying down, being bedridden, from past participle of Latin dēcumbere, to lie down; see decumbent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)