battered child syndrome


battered child syndrome

noun

Definition of BATTERED CHILD SYNDROME

:  the complex of physical injuries sustained by a grossly abused child

First Known Use of BATTERED CHILD SYNDROME

1962

bat·tered child syndrome

noun \ˌbat-ərd-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BATTERED CHILD SYNDROME

: the complex of physical injuries (as fractures, hematomas, and contusions) that results from gross abuse (as by a parent) of a young child—compare shaken baby syndrome

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