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bedsore

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noun bed·sore \ˈbed-ˌsȯr\

Simple Definition of bedsore

  • : a sore that people get from lying in bed for a very long time when they are sick or injured

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bedsore

  1. :  an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure —called also decubitus ulcer


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bedsore

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noun bed·sore \ˈbed-ˌsō(ə)r, -ˌsȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of bedsore

  1. :  an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure—called also , , ; compare pressure point 1




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