accidental death

noun

Medical Definition of accidental death

: death by accidental means usually sudden and violent also : death occurring as the unforeseen and chance result of an intended act

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“Accidental death.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/accidental%20death. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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