bedsore (plural bedsores)

  1. (usually in plural) A lesion caused by unrelieved pressure to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas, such as frequently develops on a person confined to a bed by infirmity.
  • (lesion caused by pressure) pressure ulcer, decubitus
  • French: escarre, plaie de pression (Québec)
  • German: Dekubitus, Druckgeschwür
  • Italian: piaga da decubito, ulcera da decubito
  • Portuguese: escara
  • Spanish: escara, úlcera por presión

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