infant mortality

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of infant mortality

: the number of infants who die each year
  • The government is trying to reduce infant mortality.

Word by Word Definitions

infant play
  1. : a child in the first period of life

  2. : a person who is not of full age : minor

  1. : intended for young children

  2. : being in an early stage of development

  3. : of, relating to, or being in infancy

mortality play
  1. : the quality or state of being mortal

  2. : the death of large numbers (as of people or animals)

  3. : death


Medical Dictionary

infant mortality

noun

medical Definition of infant mortality

: the rate of deaths occurring in the first year of life

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