decubitus ulcer

noun
de·​cu·​bi·​tus ulcer | \ di-ˈkyü-bə-təs- How to pronounce decubitus ulcer (audio) \

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First Known Use of decubitus ulcer

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decubitus ulcer

New Latin decubitus position assumed in lying down, from Latin decumbere

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The first known use of decubitus ulcer was in 1946

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“Decubitus ulcer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decubitus%20ulcer. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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