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battered child syndrome

noun

Definition of battered child syndrome

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



1962

First Known Use of battered child syndrome

1962


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battered child syndrome

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noun bat·tered child syndrome \ˌbat-ərd-\

Medical Definition of battered child syndrome

  1. :  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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