battered child syndrome

noun

Definition of battered child syndrome

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

First Known Use of battered child syndrome

1962


Medical Dictionary

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


Law Dictionary

battered child syndrome

noun bat·tered child syn·drome \-ˈsin-ˌdrōm, -drəm\

Legal Definition of battered child syndrome

  1. :  the combination of grave physical injuries (as broken bones and bruises) that results from gross child abuse

Additional Notes on battered child syndrome

Evidence of battered child syndrome is often used to establish that a child's death was not accidental.


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