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sudden infant death syndrome

noun

Simple Definition of sudden infant death syndrome

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sudden infant death syndrome

  1. :  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

1970

First Known Use of sudden infant death syndrome

1970


Medical Dictionary

sudden infant death syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of sudden infant death syndrome

  1. :  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 ,




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