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nosocomial gangrene (s) (noun), nosocomial gangrenes (pl)
A chronic ulcer that appears in pressure areas in debilitated sufferers confined to bed or otherwise immobilized, because of a circulatory defect from the enhanced tissue pressure in high-contact areas, often occurring over a bony prominence: Nosocomial gangrene often results in hospitals when an invalid is in a reclining position for a long period of time.
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