sudden infant death syndrome


sudden infant death syndrome

noun

: the death of a healthy baby that happens for no known reason while the baby is sleeping

Full Definition of SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME

:  death of an apparently healthy infant usually before one year of age that is of unknown cause and occurs especially during sleep —abbreviation SIDS —called also crib death

First Known Use of SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME

1970

sudden infant death syndrome

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME

: death of an apparently healthy infant usually before one year of age that is of unknown cause and occurs especially during sleep—abbreviation SIDS; called also cot death, crib death

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