sudden infant death syndrome

noun

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

1969

First Known Use of sudden infant death syndrome

1969


SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME Defined for English Language Learners

sudden infant death syndrome

noun

Definition of sudden infant death syndrome for English Language Learners

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


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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 cot death, crib death


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