decubitus

noun
de·​cu·​bi·​tus | \ -bət-əs How to pronounce decubitus (audio) \
plural decubiti\ -​bət-​ˌī How to pronounce decubitus (audio) , -​ˌē How to pronounce decubitus (audio) \

Medical Definition of decubitus

1 : a position assumed in lying down the dorsal decubitus
2a : ulcer
b : bedsore
3 : prolonged lying down (as in bed)

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“Decubitus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/decubitus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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