infant mortality

noun

Definition of infant mortality

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

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“Infant mortality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infant%20mortality. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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infant mortality

noun

Medical Definition of infant mortality

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

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