infant mortality

Definition of infant mortality

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

Word by Word Definitions

infantplay
  1. :  a child in the first period of life

    :  a person who is not of full age :  minor

  1. :  intended for young children

    :  being in an early stage of development

    :  of, relating to, or being in infancy

mortalityplay
  1. :  the quality or state of being mortal

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

    :  death


Medical Dictionary

infant mortality

noun

Medical Definition of infant mortality

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


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