[ bed-sawr, -sohr ]
/ ˈbɛdˌsɔr, -ˌsoʊr /

noun Pathology.

an ulceration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by poor circulation due to prolonged pressure on body parts, especially bony protuberances, occurring in bedridden or immobile patients; decubitus ulcer.

Origin of bedsore

First recorded in 1860–65; bed + sore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bedsore

/ (ˈbɛdˌsɔː) /


the nontechnical name for decubitus ulcer
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Medicine definitions for bedsore

[ bĕdsôr′ ]


A pressure-induced ulceration of the skin occurring in persons confined to bed for long periods of time.decubitus ulcer pressure sore
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