decubitus ulcer love

decubitus ulcer

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See bedsore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Medieval Latin dēcubitus, lying down, being bedridden, from past participle of Latin dēcumbere, to lie down; see decumbent.

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