doc·​i·​ma·​sia ˌdäs-ə-ˈmā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce docimasia (audio)
: determination as to whether a dead infant was stillborn by placing the body in water in which it sinks unless the infant has expanded the lungs in respiration

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“Docimasia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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