decubitus ulcer

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

decubitus ulcer

noun

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