crib death

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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

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

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Scientific definitions for crib death

crib death

[ krĭb ]

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