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crib death

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noun
  1. sudden infant death syndrome.
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Origin of crib death

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for crib death

crib death

noun
  1. US and Canadian the unexplained sudden death of an infant during sleepTechnical name: sudden infant death syndrome Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): cot death
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crib death in Medicine

crib death

(krĭb)
crib death in Science

crib death

[krĭb]
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