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Meaning of bedsore

bed•sore

Pronunciation: (bed'sôr", -sōr"), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. an ulceration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by poor circulation due to prolonged pressure on body parts, esp. bony protuberances, occurring in bedridden or immobile patients; decubitus ulcer.
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