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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

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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Medical definitions for crib death

crib death
[ krĭb ]

n.

sudden infant death syndrome
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Scientific definitions for crib death

crib death
[ krĭb ]

See sudden infant death syndrome.
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